Trey Egan b. 1979 – With paintings that channel rich saturation Egan intermingles the vibrancy of color with indefinite organic forms. His lush and abstract use of oil exemplifies the beauty of pure paint, and are made through the artist tapping into his subconscious, without the purpose of depicting specific visual imagery. Part of Egan’s artistic process is rhythmically informed by listening to electronic music in his studio. The layering of electronic sound generates specific energy into his works and educates the physical layering of paint on the canvas. This experience, called synesthesia, is the simultaneous perception of two or more stimuli as one gestalt experience. In this way, the artist’s non-objective visual language deals with the relationship between the subconscious and physical space, and allows the viewer to navigate each composition through his or her own memories and experiences.
Trey Egan received a Master of Fine Art in the spring of 2013 at the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design. Early in his career, he was part of many group exhibitions including some juried by: Peter Doroshenko (former Executive Director of the Dallas Contemporary), Toby Kamps (director of external projects at London’s White Cube gallery), Clint Willour (former curator at the Galveston Arts Center) and artists Kim Cadmus Owens, Vincent Falsetta, and Erick Swenson among others.
Egan’s solo debut at McMurtrey gallery during ArtHouston 2012, was followed by his selection to exhibit at the 2013 Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio. Egan has exhibited nine solo shows, including Systematic Motion – 2012, Be Still With Me- 2013, Signal Chamber – 2015, Wise With The Feeling – 2015, Future Glow – 2017, Visible Levels – 2019, Sense Impression – 2020, Immersion – 2021, Signal/Rhythm/Solace – 2022.
Egan has shown multiple times at the Dallas Art Fair, and Art Aspen 2018. He also showed several paintings at Pulse art fair in South Beach, part of Miami Art Week 2018 and 2019. In 2020 Egan showed at The LA Art Fair, and the Colorado Governor’s Mansion. His work has been purchased internationally by art collectors, and for corporate art collections across the nation. His artwork is represented by Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, and K Contemporary in Denver, CO.