Into Open Air is an exhibition of brilliant new works by emerging American artist Kyle Dunn running at the NY gallery P.P.O.W until 17 October.
Inspired by science fiction novels, and Italian cinema, Dunn crafts colourful three-dimensional works which deal with male desire, bodily landscapes, and pop culture.
Dunn ranks amongst a young generation of pioneering artists who are not afraid to place raw sexuality at the centre of their works. Think Loie Hollowell and Louis Fratino for example.
Using trompe-l’oeil techniques in his vibrant works, the artist explores themes of painful romance, melodrama absurdity and mysterious love. He says: ‘There is a kind of humor and silliness to big emotions, at least when you are looking back and processing. Making paintings is a way for me to distill messy situations in my life down to something understandable.’
Reading, 2020, acrylic on epoxy resin and foam panel, Copyright Kyle Dunn.
Window, 2020, acrylic on epoxy resin and foam panel, Copyright Kyle Dunn.