Holy Unrest
Dylan Solomon Kraus


April 1–29, 2022

Dylan Solomon Kraus: Holy Unrest
April 1 – April 29, 2022
Opening Friday, April 1, 12–8PM

Peres Projects is pleased to inaugurate our Milan location with Holy Unrest, our first exhibition of work by the New York based painter Dylan Solomon Kraus (b. 1987 in Ohio, US). The exhibition includes a group of new paintings. 

Kraus’ works echo between mystical symbology and built environments, guiding a philosophical reverence and curiosity for the inner world. The paintings unravel and expose a non-linear notion of time and place, gesturing to alternate, overlapping dimensions. In Holy Unrest, travel is a psychic passage that is marked by the images of clocks, clocktowers and reflections.

Scenes take place in the moonlight, looking out a window, illuminated by cycles of celestial bodies, charged with talismanic energy. Mystical spaces (home, community, destination) interpose real cities (flooded, empty, vacant). These cycles are represented in intersecting planes, oscillating between fore and background, positioned as both peering out the window at the bird outside and flying alongside it. 

The repeated symbols, geometric forms, and sinking posthuman cities (or are they floating in fog?) cast patterns that are elusive and yet familiar, as if from a dream we wake from, grasping to remember.

Dylan Solomon Kraus (b. 1987 in Ohio, US) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cooper Union in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include That Which Reveals Itself to Those It May Concern, Mamoth, London and The Shining, Entrance, New York. Kraus has also exhibited in a number of group exhibitions including Everything is Personal, Tramps, New York, Horology, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, Monotypes with Friends, Entrance, New York and The Skies and the Atmosphere Most Luscious, James Fuentes, New York. Kraus has upcoming solo exhibitions at Almine Rech in London and at Peres Projects’ new gallery space in Seoul.

Since the gallery’s inception, Peres Projects has operated project spaces and presented important exhibitions of contemporary art internationally. Currently it has locations in Berlin, Seoul and Milan. Our new Milan gallery is located at Piazza Belgioioso 2. Open Monday – Friday 11 am to 6 pm.

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