London Paint Club

Almine Rech – John McAllister: some rhapsodies radiant

23 November - 18 December, 2021
John McAllister, wilds fluoresce jungly, 2021, Oil on canvas, 58.4 x 45.7 cm, 23 x 18 in, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Almine Rech, London

Almine Rech is pleased to present some rhapsodies radiant, an exhibition of paintings by American artist John McAllister. This will mark the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view from November 23 until December 18, 2021.

John McAllister will present 11 new works of oil on canvas inspired by his frequent outings into the wilderness of New England, where he lives and works. McAllister’s distinctive palette of neon hues transforms classical pastoral scenes of nature into intense and ecstatic compositions, where dense forest, rolling hills, and sky begin to blend into a single, impressionistic whole. With this, the artist attempts to relay what he describes as the “electric void” experienced in nature, at once characterized by a mesmerizing beauty and terrifying carelessness, which can only ever be simulated through representation as stylized images or feeling.

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