Chris Hood

Region: Northeast

City / State: new york, NY

Though representational in approach, my paintings, sculptures, and drawings reflect an understanding of abstraction, with personal and social imagery colliding with the twenty-first century. Combining traditional techniques with the languages of digital territories, my work often features images culled from the American counterculture, art history, and mass media rendered abstract by translation.

My interest in drawing parallels another in psychophysics. The paintings are cast in a liminal space where a unique reverse stain technique rests compositions in ambiguous and perceptual tension. Likening them to faded advertisements or T-shirts turned inside out, I invest the evocative physicality of my paintings with themes of identity, memory, and loss. The works hint at challenges to the idea of static perspective while pointing to larger questions concerning the role of images and contemporary painting.