Almine Rech opened its doors on April 1st, 1997 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris. The gallery was founded on an axis of California Minimal, Perceptual art and Conceptual art, representing artists such as James Turrell, John McCracken and Joseph Kosuth.
In addition to its stable of internationally recognised, mid-career and emerging artists, it has always been the gallery's mission to continually seek out and include new artists in its program, opening especially to painters.
The gallery has held longstanding relationships with artists like John McCracken and James Turrell and has since started working with and representing artists such as Karel Appel, Farah Atassi, Genieve Figgis, Alex Israel, Jeff Koons, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Vivian Springford, Claire Tabouret, Antoni Tàpies, Genesis Tramaine and De Wain Valentine, among others.
Marcus Jahmal brings together fourteen contemporary American artists whose works explore the possibilities of painting. ‘Different strokes’ will include artists who examine the parameters of painting, not only by questioning ideas of content or form but also through probing the nature of painting in and of itself.