Chris Hyndman

Region: Midwest


City / State: Chicago, IL

For several years my paintings have suggested shallow, stage-like spaces, activated by patterned forms performing in front of curtains or simple backdrops. Recently, they have also included depictions of pennant strings, confetti streamers, and pompoms—the stuff of staged celebrations. I consider staginess to be a fundamental condition of painting, and I hope for results that both picture and embody it.

In terms of fitting in with my earlier work, the latest paintings continue my interest in color and texture, structured surfaces, and the function of pattern and digital tools in the construction of contemporary images.