In an intensive process Shannon Finley layers countless transparent membranes of acrylic paint in mere geometric forms on the canvas. In the prism-like surface, which chronicles its build up, reality disintegrates into colorful light, as if inside a kaleidoscope, also recalling the technoid world of Metropolis or the raw pixel of early computer games.

Shannon Finley b. 1974, Ontario, Canada, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He received his BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax in 1999.

selected solo-shows
2019 Walter Storms Galerie
2016 Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin and  Culture Circle Gallery, Hamburg
2014 Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles und Vladimir Restoin Roitfield, New York
2013 Maruani and Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels
2012 BISCHOFF/WEISS, London, 2011 Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, 2010 Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2007 Kunst Klub Berlin

selected group-shows
2017 Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen
2016 Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
2014 Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken
2013 Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Prague Biennale, Czech Republic
2012 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Biksady Galéria, Budapest, Neue Galerie Gladbeck and Kunsthalle Erfurt
2011 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Kunstverein Ulm and Nettie Horn Gallery, London
2008 Neuer Aachener Kunstverein