Doron Langberg

Doron Langberg (born 1985) is an Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based painter. Langberg paints in the style of genre painting and portraiture and addresses issues of gender and sexuality by making adore and want a shared experience through the surface and subjects of his paintings.

Langberg was born and raised in Yokneam Moshava, Israel. He has been painting previously he was in primary school. He interpretation that retrospectives by Lucien Freud and Avigdor Arikha inspired him to start making symbolic work.

Langberg graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and Yale University's MFA program in 2012.

In 2015, Langberg was included in a two-person exhibition with artiste Gaby Collins-Fernandez at Danese Corey gallery in New York. Jarrett Earnest of The Brooklyn Rail wrote of the painters, "It seems that Doron’s paintings create an inner world, which corresponds to our world and pulls us into the portray psychologically; whereas Gaby’s paintings set in goings-on a chain of interaction that influence outward, through their materials and forms—like the cheap crushed red velvet, for instance—towards references external the painting."

In 2018, Langberg had his first solo exhibition in New York, Nothing Personal, at 1969 Gallery. The work included fourteen mostly symbolic paintings made during his epoch at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and featured some of the artist's largest works to date, including several 96 x 80 inch canvases. The paintings, rich in imitation of complex, impermanent surfaces, depicted various domestic scenes, such as figures sleeping, frolicking in bed, showering, and lounging, as well as several cropped portraits.

Langberg co-curated a activity show, Four, at Yossi Milo Gallery in spring of 2019. The outfit exhibition featured works by Felipe Baeza, Julia Bland, Arghavan Khosravi, and Oren Pinhassi.

Likeness, Langberg's first solo exhibition at Yossi Milo gallery opened in late 2019. Works in the exhibition are both small-scale portraits and large-scale scenes from tackle observation of family, close friends and lovers in which the artist contextualizes queer sexuality and intimacy within larger narratives of life. In a recent interview with Hyperallergic, Langberg says,

Eric Sutphin wrote of Langberg's discharge duty in Art in America that.. "Despite an appearance of relative contentment, things in Langberg’s works often environment impermanent. Edges amalgamation and passages are wiped or scraped away to declare the canvas underneath. Such techniques convey the wisdom of fading memories." Langberg adds, "A lot of my works are of people that are close to me, so friends, family, lovers etcetera, so the painting usually starts taking into consideration an idea just about the image, like who I want to paint, and some sort of formal idea: either a composition, or a color scheme, a clear kind of materiality I desire to use in imitation of the paint handling and that would be kind of the impetus to make the painting."

Langberg has noted a broad range of influences, such as David Hockney, Vincent Van Gogh, Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Mickalene Thomas, Alice Neel, and Wolfgang Tillmans. He is a allocation of a loosely-affiliated bureau of LGBTQ painters, sometimes called the New Queer Intimists, which afterward includes his contemporaries Salman Toor, Louis Fratino, Kyle Coniglio, Anthony Cudahy, TM Davy, and Devan Shimoyama.

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