Events | Exhibition Opening: Chris Hood (Berlin Fellow 2019)

Berlin | November 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Chris Hood: State Change, 2019, Alkyd on canvas, 84 x 66 inches

Though representational in nature, Chris Hood's paintings reflect an understanding of abstraction in which personal and social imagery collide in the 21st-century. Combining traditional techniques with the languages of digital territories, his work often features images culled from the American counterculture, art history, and mass media rendered abstract by translation. The paintings are cast in a liminal surface space with a unique reverse stain technique that rests his compositions in ambiguous and perceptual tension. Likening them to faded advertisements or T-shirts turned inside out, Hood invests the evocative physicality of his 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.

“I have a preference for clichés. They can be fluid in their ability to describe something profoundly real and also be without meaning in their obviousness. Much like the influx of daily images coded, translated, and misread my practice reflects on the sensation of finding oneself in a slippery amalgam of coalescence and entropy. New and old forms are spliced, reinterpreted, internalized, and regurgitated reflecting on eternal themes at the dawn of a new era.” (Chris Hood)



Chris Hood

Chris Hood currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from Georgia State University and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

solo exhibitions (selection): Praz Delavallade (Los Angeles), Lyles & King (New York), MIER Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris).

group exhibitions (selection): Zuckerman Museum of Art, Venus Over Los Angeles (Los Angeles), CANADA (New York), Saatchi Gallery (London) und Jack Hanley (New York)

Hood's work has been featured in Art in America, Elephant, Mousse, The Art Newspaper, Time Out, and New American Paintings.

Exhibition: Nov. 22, 2019 – Jan. 16, 2020

Fasanenstraße 68
10719 Berlin

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