7.07.2009

Chris Vasell @ Blum & Poe






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Chris Vasell

PR: ...Very much invested in the alchemical and supernatural experience of the act and viewing of painting, Chris Vasell is following multiple, circuitous paths through psychedelia, figuration, abstraction, and painting’s own history.
To The People of Los Angeles is a trio of works in which Vasell employs grand scale and low threshold radiance. Emanating interwoven concentric circles are overlaid with a systematic grid of collaged, raw canvas squares. Here canvas doubles as ground and medium to construct a topographical map both conceptually and literally of surface. In To The People of Alhambra, Vasell utilizes grid distortion and subtle grayscale shifts. This manipulation of surface further complicates the work, sometimes in a very visceral way...

July 2 - August 22, 2009
Blum & Poe

11 comments:

Brian said...

This work is bloody amazing! The gridded out work is especially nice.

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding. UGH.

Anonymous said...

so bad. what the fuck is going on over there.

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Brian said...

Would love to see what you consider good work. Please share-just curious.

Anonymous said...

i will tell you what i think does not constitute good work... fourth generation op painting, decorative over-sized dreck, gimmicky installs, conceptually vapid art practices, muddy ass waldorf flower pictures, shout outs to alhambra. what else? oh... bad commercial art galleries that have totally lost whatever edge they used to have.

vc said...

ok anon, but again, what is good?
I don't like this either. I think Jasmine Justice is good.

Anonymous said...

Love the earlier work. The grid looks interesting, but what is going on with those pastels? Chris!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. That's amazing.

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tres said...

Beautiful. Thoughtful review.

christopher said...

i like the baby in the middle!