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Brent Wadden Untitled, 2018

Brent Wadden
Untitled, 2018
Hand-woven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas
89 x 60 x 2 inches


Brent Wadden was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1979. Wadden’s work references both the historical and social constructs of craft and modernism through dialogues between weaving and various modes of modernist art making. Working within the vein of assemblage, Wadden makes paintings by piecing together his hand woven weavings to create large scale, hard-edge geometric abstractions. In contrast to traditional painting, the composition is decided during the final stages of preparation and the use of light and dark create a positive / negative space which shifts between foreground to background. He earned his BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003. Wadden has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at Peres Projects, Berlin; Pace Gallery, Geneva; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels. Wadden currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Vancouver, Canada.