Trevor Kiernander

Taking visual cues from both actual and virtual environments, Trevor Kiernander’s paintings explore relationships of space and the problematisation of the figure/ground relationship in painting.  The work begins with an interest in questioning the formal aspects of painting, a concern with “painting as painting” focusing on material and process, where discarded masking and under-drawings are crucial to the final composition.  Overall, his work is marked by a sense of detachment and displacement.

Trevor Kiernander (b. Mississauga, Canada) lives and works in London, UK and Montreal, Canada. He graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 2006 followed by a MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009. Solo exhibitions include: Here. Not Here, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada (2012); Project:Space, The Woodmill, London, UK (2010); To Build A Home, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada (2010); Trade Skins, Bearspace, London, UK (2010); Relative Detachments, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada (2007) and Form, Fond, Couleur, La Fabriq, Montreal, Canada (2005). His work is included in private collections internationally.

Trevor Kiernander, Lost Dog (After Goya), 2013

Trevor Kiernander, Passage I, 2012

Trevor Kiernander, Intercepting A Means To An End, 2012

Trevor Kiernander, A Static Crescendo, 2013