Carpet collage on vinyl
87.5 x 66.0 cm

Work from the series and exhibition “Empty Coats”. Blending the heraldic with the optical, August Krogan-Roley’s ”Empty Coats” each present themselves as a pictorial game. Littered with cues – winding roads to follow, carved out recesses to occupy, and barriers mounted to intrusive vision – they stem from the artist’s ongoing interest in the compositional mechanics of world-building. One of the strongest influences upon this body of work is the organisation of pictorial space found in medieval coats of arms. In particular, carved stone artefacts in the Raidkivimuuseum (Carved Stone Museum) in Tallinn have exerted an important influence on the development of this body of work, although any reference to such objects are indirect. ”Empty Coats” repurpose heraldry for a secular age, rendering it in materials scoured from the artist’s nearby surroundings.

collage, textile

About the artist

August Krogan-Roley (USA, b.1986 in Minneapolis, MN) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK. Krogan-Roley has held solo exhibitions at institutions including At Liberty, Hong Kong, CN; Ricou Gallery, Brussels, BE; Three Four Three Four Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis and Generator Projects, Dundee, UK. His work has been exhibited at venues such as Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK; RATA Projects, New York, NY; and Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK.


More works by this artist

Carpet collage on vinyl, 49.5 x 76.0 cm (19 1/2” x 30”) cm, 2019
Carpet collage on vinyl, 91.5 x 60.0 cm (36” x 23 1/2”) cm, 2017
Carpet collage on vinyl, 87.5 x 66.0 cm, 2018
Carpet collage on vinyl, 91.5 x 66.0 cm, 2018
Carpet collage on vinyl, 87.5 x 68.0 cm (34 1/2” x 26 3/4”) cm, 2019
Carpet collage on vinyl, 89.5 x 66.0 cm (35 1/4” x 26”) cm, 2019
Carpet collage on vinyl, 96.5 x 61.5 cm (38” x 24 1/4”) cm, 2019
Carpet collage on vinyl, 89.5 x 70.5 cm (35 1/4” x 27 3/4”) cm, 2019

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