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Isaac Aden

Isaac Aden is an American artist. Aden’s work has always engaged painting from the periphery and approached content as a conceptualist. Deeply informed by Art history, Aden implements a structuralist theory developed Rosalind Krauss in her seminal text Sculpture in the Expanded Field to painting. One aspect of Aden’s work remains true to the tradition of painting while the other veers into new territory.

Aden has exhibited internationally, including: dOCUMENTA 13, MassMOCA, The Fidericianum, White Box, Kassel Werkstadt, Gallerie Rasch, Ulrike Petschel Gallerie, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, SPRING/BREAK, Art Miami, Contemporary Istanbul, VOLTA Basel, Sotheby’s, The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Art. The Bertha and Karl Luebsdorf Gallery, The International Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Parthenon Museum, The New York Public Library and the World Trade Center. He has been awarded Fellowships from the Kossak Foundation, Creative Capital, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the United States State Department.

Isaac Aden, The Numinous Sublime (installation view), 2021, oil on canvas, 144 x 108 each in., Photography by Yao Zu Lu, courtesy of David Richard Gallery
Isaac Aden, The Luminous Sublime (for John Friedrick Kensett), 2023, oil on canvas, 144 x 324 in., and Saturn Devouring His Son, 2021, oil on canvas 144 x 108 in., Photography by Yao Zu Lu, courtesy of David Richard Gallery
Isaac Aden, The Numinous Sublime (installation view), 2021, oil on canvas, 144 x 108 each in., Photography by Yao Zu Lu, courtesy of David Richard Gallery
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  1. […] Isaac Aden joined us to talk about his show, The Numinous Sublime, part II of which runs through October 7 at David Richard Gallery. Part I closed on September 7. The exhibition comprises paintings without much brushwork, and some are quite monumental in scale. The show’s title comes loosely from the European idea of the sublime relating to something that instills awe. Aden, who grew up in Alaska, also invokes nature, which can be both a destructive force or something uniquely personal. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]

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