Chris Trueman

I explore the coexistence of several competing traditions of abstract painting, and present a vocabulary that draws from the tensions of its collisions. This most recent body of work presents a unique amalgam of various genres referencing the precision of hard edge painting, the expansiveness of color field and the gestural nuance of abstract expressionism. The resulting works are both expansive and immersive, inviting the viewer to experience the simultaneity of depth and recession, spontaneity and strategy.

The works suggest a simultaneous questioning of the tenets of Abstract Expressionism, OP Art, and Color-Field painting. The unexpected intersection of these often ideologically isolationist art practices sets up contradictory visual constructs in the work, and by extension, a philosophical set of contradictions as well. The spontaneity of gesture is set against the fastidious technique of hard edge, while expansive areas of color are offset by architectonic layers and terse geometries. The primacy of any singular art movement’s presets is denied by the poignant presence of its counterpart via intentionally ambivalent re-combinations.

My art practice re-envisions these inherited histories of painting by deconstructing their latent imperatives with a fresh aesthetic and approach to materials. The works create a convergence of abstract styles; hard and soft edges collide, gestures emerge from the expanses of color and layers bounce to the forefront, while others recede. My choice of acrylic medium and acrylic spray paint further contemporizes the re-appropriation of these histories.

Monoprints / NS SERIES
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5650

 GPS
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on mounted yupo
with maple frame
 53”x47”
2015
$6,500

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SATC
2016
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on mounted yupo
with maple frame
58”x44”
 $6,600

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OYW
2017
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on yupo mounted to sintra
 72" x 60"
$8,500 
(unframed)

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SKBRK
2018
 acrylic, acrylic spray paint and pigment print on aluminum
60"h x 48"w
  $7,000

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CCW
2018
32 x 24 acrylic, acrylic spray paint and pigment print on aluminum
34"h x 24"w
 $2,800

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GP
2014
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
 78"h x 66"w
$12,500

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XC
2014
 acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
78 x 66,
 $12,500

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GSQ 
60"x60" 
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on yupo 
2018 
$7,500
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BSKY-6  
26"x20"
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on yupo 
2018 
$7,500

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trueman - NDS

NDS
72 x 60 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas

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11500

trueman FTH

FTH
40h x 60w inches
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas

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$7500.

IB
40h x 60w inches
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas

SOLD

SLR
42h x 36w inches
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas

SOLD

Chris Trueman - GLS
GLS
SOLD
200

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