Uri Aran


oil, acrylic, and graphite on canvas
22 1/4 x 30 inches

New York-based Uri Aran has developed a set of motifs and artistic gestures over the last decade to question how we assign meaning in our daily lives. The fluidity of the work he creates – whether in film, sculpture, performances, and paintings – nods to the ongoing process of building memories and understanding the world around us. Aran’s drawings and paintings are layered with different sources and seem to hint at a meaning just out of reach for the viewer. Here, a green and yellow composition peeks out from swirls of peachy hues, with the paint strokes and pencil marks on the left side alluding to curves found in the body, architecture, or elsewhere. Aran has exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe, and his work is in the collections at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others.