April 4 - May 4, 2018
Colin Prahl is a painter and illustrator currently living and working between Queens and Brooklyn. Originally from Potsdam, New York, he studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, receiving his BFA in 2012, moving to New York City shortly afterwards. Working primarily in two dimensions, his pieces are influenced by architectural renderings, perceptual artifacts, optical illusions, logical puzzles, scientific, medical, and futurist illustration. These visual themes are blended together into densely detailed and colorful landscape-structures. Initially working in a purely abstract geometric space, the main focus of the paintings is moving towards more research driven illustration, aiming specifically at neuroanatomical functional diagrams in an ongoing series with an indeterminate size, while still experimenting with more open-ended geometric landscapes in other works.