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.

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trueman - NDS

NDS
72 x 60 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas

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11500

chris trueman - STN

STN
53 x 60 inches
acrylic and spray paint on yupo

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5650
 


9000.

$9,0trueman SHF0

SHF
60h x 48w inches
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas

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$8500.

EP - Chris Trueman

EP
72 x 60 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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$13,000

trueman NYA

NYA
84h x 60w inches
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$11000.

trueman FTH

FTH
40h x 60w inches
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$7500.

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

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$7500.

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

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$5000.

SNP
72 x 60 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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11500

trueman FLR

FLR
66h x 68w inches
acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas

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$11000.

Chris Trueman - Slide - 36 x 36 acrylic
Slide
36 x 36 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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$450

8500
Chris Trueman - GLS
GLS
18 x 18 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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2000
Chris Trueman - SOM

SOM
18 x 18 inches
acrylic and spray paint on canvas

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2000


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