Artist ID #7: Blake Rayne

Blake Rayne

Lives and works in New York (b. 1969, Lewes, Delaware)

www.blakerayne.com

“The painting doesn’t exist solely as a material object but as a vehicle with which to articulate a conceptual idea—a practice continually being shaped by linguistic, institutional and physical relations and not defined by any static or ahistorical definition that might characterize painting as purely visual.”(Marina Cashdan, quoted in the press release from 1301PE)

Top 5 works:

Blake Rayne, Slides, 2010
Blake Rayne, Slides, 2010
Blake Rayne, Untitled tryptic, 2010
Blake Rayne, Untitled tryptic, 2010
Blake Rayne, Untitled Paintings, 2005
Blake Rayne, Untitled Paintings, 2005
Blake Rayne, Rest in Shade, 2011
Blake Rayne, Untitled #10, #9 & #7 (triptych), 2005
Blake Rayne, Untitled #10, #9 & #7 (triptych), 2005

“Rayne engages painting’s history as a field of tensions that compose the practice of painting as cultural sign. He attempts to work through the need for historical competence in understanding the possible relevance of painting for both the painter’s level of self-consciousness and for forces of legitimation within a corporate culture of information.” (From the press release, Folder and Application at Miguel Abreu, New York)

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