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In his third exhibition with Dowling Walsh Gallery, artist Sebastian Blanck offers new oil paintings featuring his "favorite subjects:" his family members and, most often, his wife, fellow artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders. Blanck’s colorful, expressively painted images celebrate the simple intimacies of domestic life—a cup of coffee, a neighborhood stroll, an afternoon in the sun. At a time of universal longing for contentment and peace in our everyday lives, Blanck’s paintings offer a respite from the world's woes. “Upon first glance,” writes curator and art historian Matthew Israel, “Sebastian Blanck seems simply a painter of idyllic scenes. However, given the attention they deserve, Blanck’s works reveal a complex investment in formal experimentation, an unexpected tension between figuration and abstraction, and an engaging and unconventional approach to contemporary realism.”

Sebastian Blanck received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. In 2001, he was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY; Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Additionally, it has been included in important group exhibitions at The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA; LAUNCH F18, New York, NY; Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Lepore Savage Gallery, New York, NY; Wallspace, New York, NY; Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Werkstatte, New York, NY; and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL. Blanck lives and works in New York, NY. 

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