About Tim Kent

Tim Kent (b.1975) is an internationally exhibiting artist with forthcoming shows in North America and Europe and will include two solo exhibitions at Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul in the spring of 2021 and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, Fall 2021. Tim Kent’s most recent exhibition, Enfilade, opened in New York City at Slag Gallery and was reviewed by William Corwin for The Brooklyn Rail.

Tim Kent’s work has been covered in publications including Art Critical, The Brooklyn Rail, New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyper-Allergic, Fine Art Connoisseur, Lapham’s Quarterly, Le Monde diplomatique, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, et al. Kent received an MA from the University of Sussex at West Dean College, UK and a BFA from Hunter College CUNY, NY. Tim Kent lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

"Tim Kent is an artist deeply cognizant of the relationship between art and power. From representations of gods and kings to the invention of spatial ordering systems like the perspective grid, the history of painting has its own relationship to power. Linear perspective exists to persuade the beholder with the power of illusion, simulating an extension of our three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional plane. Kent, a masterful architect of pictorial space, employs the mechanisms of traditional perspective and knowingly interferes with them, destabilizing the authority of the grid with suggestions of the metaphysical, the irrational, and the uncanny. ..."
~Excerpt from Enfilade catalog essay by Lee Hallman