Paul Chan, Baigneurs Sans Rien, 2017.

Paul Chan

New York

Greene Naftali

Paul Chan, winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, was born in Hong Kong, raised in Nebraska, and now lives and works in New York. His recent show, “Rhi Anima,” featured a group of nylon sculptures that he calls “breathers,” carefully engineered, inflated figures set in motion by fans and gesticulating wildly into empty space. These three-dimensional “moving images” demonstrate Chan’s willingness to distance himself from screen images, namely, the single-channel videos, projections, and animations that first brought him widespread recognition, which he has increasingly come to consider “regressive.” The exhibition title– a play on Aristotle’s De Anima…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.