March 28, 2012

kris scheifele: fades, contortions, chips


gilded fade 2012








medical fade 2011








money fade 2012








passion fade 2012








quiet fade 2012







blood fade 2012







intense rainbow fade 2012








7 3/4" paint chips 2012








8" paint chips 2011







paint chips (detail)







rainbow contortion 2009







luxury contortion 2010







cherry contortion 2010

kris scheifele's recent work is rooted in process and began with an investigation of paint's physicality. after thirty to fifty layers of acrylic paint are applied to a support, these slabs are pulled up, sliced, carved, and/or peeled. free of a support and hung directly on the wall, the paint then performs by bending, sagging, and stretching. this elasticity suggests the body and skin while the 'aestheticised' decay alludes to the moth-eaten, rot, or fire damage. meant to reflect on cycles in life as well as cycles in art, scheifele's work rides the line between painting and sculpture.
exerpt: kris scheifele among 30 artists to watch in 2012 (ny arts mag)

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

very cool