Kevin Umaña creates three-dimensional objects that are at once sculptural and painterly, employing techniques specific to hard-edge painting and collage. Umaña uses geometric forms and hard-edge lines to explore space. Taking a “mathematical approach to modernity, particularly in the use of color and form,” Umaña exemplifies this in his constructions inspired by multi- dimensional views of European parks and playgrounds. Working directly from nature, Umaña flattens landscapes to their formal components and into interlocking geometric puzzles, abandoning the figure in a search of more fundamental concepts of form and structure.
Kevin Umaña received a B.F.A. from San Francisco State University with Printmaking and Surface Design. He has exhibited internationally and in 2018 completed a residency through the Sím Seljavegur Program in Reykjavik, Iceland and Plop Residency in London. He’s collaborated with Condé Nast, Wired Magazine, London College of Music and Slowdown Studio and in 2017 created a permanent installation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Currently, Umaña lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.