Brian Calvin


b. Visalia, CA 1969

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Developing a body of highly stylized flattened paintings since the 1990s, Brian Calvin’s works were dominated by landscapes and portraits steeped in his Californian roots with the figures’ temporal pauses as a defining characteristic. The artist’s recent work moved from revealing his subjects’ whole faces and instead highlights individual features, suggesting an interior world beyond the space of the canvas.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Gold (Blue), 2010 Oil on canvas 45 x 46 cm / 17.8 x 18 in
Curtains, 2010 Oil on panel 46 x 46 cm / 18 x 18 in
Floral Canyon, 2013 Oil on canvas 45 x 40 cm / 18 x 16 in