Praz-Delavallade opened Thought Forms, an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Hood

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, May 27, 2024

Praz-Delavallade opened Thought Forms, an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Hood
Installation view.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- 'Thought Forms', which opened on March 18th, and is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Praz-Delavallade will end on April 22nd, 2023. Chris Hood’s most recent body of work features pop culture iconography both familiar and banal. Fragmented surrealist clichés of melting clocks and burning candles commingle with cartoonish, disembodied hands and faces. These playful elements drift aimlessly across a vivid, shifting color field, often serially repeating across the composition like a fading echo. Their dynamic background is the bleeding through of paint applied to the reverse side of the canvas, a distinct approach central to the artist’s practice in which the canvas consequently functions as a veil—a thin partition between the conscious and subconscious, the mundane and the uncanny, the immediate and the profound.

The title Thought Forms alludes to an influential 1905 book by the same name, in which theosophist Annie Besant describes the visual manifestation of thought itself: “Each definite thought produces a double effect—a radiating vibration and a floating form.” Both elements are present in Hood’s work on opposite sides of the canvas, yet the artist is less concerned with meta-physical than the physical properties of painting itself.

Hood’s application of resin-based paint from behind yields results akin to the soak-stain paintings of the 20th-century; his compositions feature extremely thin layers of pigment that saturate the weft of the canvas. In contrast to other stain painters, thanks to the resistant properties of resin, Hood’s colors do not blend, but rather bloom autonomously alongside and within one another. His approach is a blind, intuitive process, an exquisite corpse in which each brushstroke is hidden by up to a dozen successive layers of paint; these subsequently compressed when viewed from the other side into a single, psychedelic plane. The two thought- form elements of Hood’s paintings—the radiating vibrations and floating forms—together form a psychic and spatial collision, evoking opposing sensations of accumulation and compression,literalandsubjective,theimageandtheimagined.

Janelle Zara

"The painter who forms a conception of his future picture builds it up out of the matter of his mental body, and then projects it into space in front of him, keeps it before his mind’s eye, and copies it. " — Annie Besant in Thought Forms.

Today's News

March 23, 2023

Scholten Japanese Art opens two exhibitions during Asia Week New York 2023

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts opens 'Naline Malini: Crossing Boundries' today

These New Yorkers don't (heart) the 'We (Heart) NYC' logo

Joan Miro drawing out in front at La Belle Epoque Auction House reopening multi-estates auction

Still life masterpiece from private collection leads Bonhams Classics sale

Peta Smyth textiles triumph among impressive results at Bonhams Collections sale

Benton Museum of Art announces major gift of photography documenting Civil Rights Movement

Pedro Pedro's third solo show 'Table, Fruits, Flowers and Cakes' on view at The Hole

Praz-Delavallade opened Thought Forms, an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Hood

Bonhams Los Angeles to present four fine art sales in April

Everything, Everywhere is going to change all at once

What awaits in the Philharmonic's new season

Puppetry so lifelike, even their deaths look real

Jane Schulak and David Stark Tastemakers for inaugural international edition of The Collector online

New Aalto2 Museum Centre to fulfil Alvar Aalto's wish

Solo exhibition 'From Past to Present' by artist Jack Martin Rogers now on view at Anita Rogers Gallery

Following a folk tale through the Himalayas

Exploring a Malaysian jewel box packed with color and spice

Patrick French, unsparing bographer of V.S. Naipaul, dies at 56

Reconstructing Kyiv, one synth wave at a time

'Shucked': A Broadway musical that doubles down on the corn

An in-depth look at IFRS 9 for internal and external auditors in UAE

What is Open AI? Chat GPT Login Process?

Expert Active Directory Migration Services: Ensure a Smooth Transition

Guide to Bank Account Opening in Switzerland

Restless Leg Syndrome - Everything You Need To Know

Reasons Why You Should Get a Tobacco Heating System

A Mother Had To Leave Portland Art Museum due to Her Baby Carrier

The Hidden Dangers of Gambling: How to Play Safe at Online Casino Singapore?

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful