Kavin Buck is a painter who is focused on the concept of impermanence and the temporal quality of time. His artworks emphasize mark-making, distinctive color combinations, and synthesize stylistic elements of both realism and abstraction. His compositions are often bisected by a centerline, requiring the viewer to oscillate between both halves of the image. The most recent works reveal a deep, luscious palette of confidently rendered shapes layered atop energetic splashes, repeated lines and delicate swirls of thinly dripped paint that activate the eye.
Kavin received an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts and his BFA from the Otis College of Art Parsons School of Design. He attended the American University/Parsons School of Design in Paris (France) and completed post-graduate studies with the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York City. In 1990-91 he was a member at the MoMA/P.S.1 National and International Studio Program (Long Island City, NY). Mr. Buck’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA), La Estacion Arte Contemporaneo Estación (Chihuahua, MX), Los Angeles Contemporary Gallery (catalog with an essay by Ed Schad), University of Virginia Art Museum (Charlottesville, VA), Ruth Bachofner Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), The Drawing Center (New York, NY), and MoMA/P.S.1 (Long Island City, NY). His works are included in many public, private and corporate collections in the United States and internationally.
He is currently represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.