Alan Ebnother

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Alan Ebnother
Photographer Jennah Ward has extensively documented Ebnother's unique painting techniques.
Born (1952-12-26) December 26, 1952 (age 62)
Alameda, California, United States
Nationality American
Known for Painting& Drawing
Movement Monochrome painting, Postminimalism, Concrete art and Color-based Painting

Alan Ebnother (born December 26, 1952, Alameda, California, United States) is a contemporary American artist. His practise as an artist is usually associated with monochrome, concrete, modernist, post, color-based, radical, minimalist and abstract painting.[1]

Life and work[edit]

There is nothing to paint, except paint itself.[citation needed]

—Alan Ebnother

Ebnother has been living and working in Stanley, New Mexico since 2002.[2][3] His oils, in hand-ground dry pigment on stretched linen and wood panels, are characterized by rich impasto, dense pigmentation, and dense markings.[according to whom?]

Ebnother trained as a ballet dancer and his understanding of elevation, extension, and balance comes through in his dispersed composition and the agility of his paint handling.[according to whom?] The high pigment-to-oil ratio and furrowed surfaces of these paintings combine to create an unusually saturated color with a grounded, concrete physicality.[according to whom?][4] For many years,[quantify] he was known as the artist who painted all green paintings, but his palette has diversified since 2008.[5]

Solo exhibitions (retrospective): Paintings, Room for Painting Room for Paper. San Francisco, California (2009), Reduxion, Maria Elena Gonzalez- Alan Ebnother, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel Switzerland (2009),Paintings on Paper, Imprints, Le Vieux Village, France (2008), Painting, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas (2007), Small Paintings, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany (2008), Painting on Paper, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany (2003), Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Newport Beach, California (1999) New Paintings, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany (1998), Painting, Galerie Alf-Krister Job, Mainz, Germany (1998), Alan Ebnother, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1997), Alan Ebnother, Galerie Orms, Innsbruck, Austrian (1997),Alan Ebnother-Kulturraum Kirche, Evangelische Kirche, Taunusstein-Bleidenstadt, Germany (1996).[6][7]

"Das Grün ist eine unendlich ruhige Farbe". (Alan Ebnother)

“Before color can be used as an expressive medium it has to become abstract.” (Alan Ebnother)[8]


  1. ^ "alan ebnother". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Interview with Alan Ebnother, by Chris Ashley". Minus Space. 2005-04-01. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ Artlog, Art & Culture in Real Time. "room for painting 08 - Alan Ebnother: recent paintings." room for painting room for paper 1 July 2002: n. pag. Web. 13 Mar 2010.
  5. ^ "Alan Ebnother". New Mexico Museum of Art. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "alan ebnother". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ Hallard, Brent (2009-08-10). "Suspension in Blue – Alan Ebnother | Visual Discrepancies". Retrieved 2013-10-23. 

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