Tj Rinoski → Balm

June 20th - September 27th, 2024

Galerie Derouillon, Hôtel Cromot du Bourg

For his first solo exhibition at Galerie Derouillon, TJ Rinoski presents a series of new paintings at Hôtel Cromot du Bourg.
Only by appointment

TJ Rinoski (Born in 1994, USA) lives and works in Richmond Virginia.

TJ Rinoski paints stories without clear narratives - still life and landscape vignettes that draw on personal memory and often using his imagination.  Rinoski’s process starts with staining colour on minimally gessoed canvas to create a dry foundation. By blotting his brush in a punch-like manner, he blurs color until a textured artifact emerges like a postcard from your grandmother’s bookshelf. This matte texture mimics the palpable feeling of its subjects.

While Rinoski’s works are often derived from personal anecdotes, his paintings seek to evoke shared human experience. Whether it is an elementary school field trip to the aquarium or watching sports on a Sunday evening. The absence of details invites the viewer to momentarily live in the interpretation of his memories and build their own story within. Rinoski’s pieces convey the flexibility of a memory, that we are all mere visitors in the storytelling of one’s imagination.