Chris Nau

Region: Northeast


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

The figures in these paintings are based on real entities and actual events. They depict the moment of contact that marks the beginning of a transformative event. Different modes of abstraction are used throughout the paintings' development to produce distinctive characters that are fraught with strange interruptions. This way, collisions among abstract forms in the paintings can be specific enough to allude to a wide range of real situations while avoiding some of the constraints of representation and vagueness of abstraction.