Kevin Drager is a Canadian Dutch/ German abstract painter. He has studied at 5 Universities and Art Colleges internationally and exhibited in Canada. His work explores surface, light and color.
Kevin Drager paints to extend, explore, abstract, engage the project of Early and Mid- Modernism - play, freedom, experimentation, art for art sake, autonomous art, and Romanticism. Drager's work links with Nature's beauty, Gestalt, poetry, Zen, and objectness. Modernist painting - New York Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Color Field Painting, subtextually inform his painting's structure, expression, and process. "Materiality" and 'form' inspires, condenses, morphs his research. Within a practice of modern experimentation, his works look at several contemporary notions, including Hegel's dialectic of universality, and Formalism - Clement Greenburg- line, color, texture, mark, composition, process, - a creative expressive formal structure to read art. Drager seeks to continue in the tradition of art autonomy and experiential of visual art towards enlightenment of the self and care of the self.
1999 A Yves echo, A.M.S. Gallery, UBC, Canada
1996 Interpreting Yellow/Red/Blue, A.M.S. Gallery , UBC, Canada
1993 15 paintings, 2 sculptures, 1 photograph, 1 text, A.M.S. Gallery, UBC, Canada
1991 One Figure Drawing and Modern Paintings, A.M.S. Gallery, UBC, Canada
1990 The Primitive in Expressionism, A.M.S. Gallery, UBC, Canada
1995 Mindshaft, A.M.S Gallery, UBC, Canada
1994 Eastside Culture Crawl, William Street Studios, Canada
1991 B.F.A. Grad, Eye Center, Canada
1990 Third Year B.F.A. Exhibition, A.M.S. Gallery, UBC Canada
1990 Outdoor Exhibition, Sedjwick Library Concourse, UBC Canada