ANTHONY CUDAHY: THE PAINTING IS A RECORD OF THOUGHTS

"The translation is my brain working through the image; the painting is a record of thoughts."

By Balthzar Malevolent

ANTHONY CUDAHY: THE PAINTING IS A RECORD OF THOUGHTS

Anthony Cudahy (born Florida, 1989) is an American painter. Cudahy's approach is both figurative and abstract and takes inspiration from a breadth of source material ranging from personal photographs, movie stills, queer archival images and ephemera, and art history. Cudahy lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Cudahy's paintings are often a hybrid of visual histories blending various figures from art history and queer photography into contemporary scenes such as portraiture, domestic spaces, or social sites. Cudahy explains this in an interview, "The transformation and degradation an image is subjected to through reproduction creates a language itself with codes and signifiers. This can be the pixelation of an image repeating itself online or a cast shadow of a photographic flash placed in a painting. When I appropriate an image and translate it into painting, it is both an iteration and an interpretation. The painting is another chain in this lineage. Another layer in an image's history. The translation is my brain working through the image; the painting is a record of thoughts."

Education

anticipated 2020 MFA, Hunter College, NY, NY

2011 BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Night Paintings 1969 Gallery, NY, NY

2018 The Gathering, The Java Project, Brooklyn, NY

2016 NARSOLIPS, Cooler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 EatF_3, Mumbo's Outfit, within Geary Contemporary, NY, NY

2015 The Fourth Part of the Day, Farewell Books, Austin, TX

2015 Recent Work, Artha Project Space, L.I.C., NY

2014 Heaven Inside, Uprise Art Outpost, Chelsea, NY

Anthony Cudahy

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