In autumn 2019 the US-American painter Chris Hood was Resident Artist of 68projects, the Project Space of Galerie Kornfeld, in cooperation with Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V. During his several weeks’ stay in Berlin the Berlin Fellow of Villa Aurora created a new complex of works influenced by the city surrounding him. Following his residency, 68projects will show his work in a solo exhibition. This can be seen from 22nd November 2019 to 18th January 2020 in the rooms of 68projects. The aim of the residency and the exhibition is to present the artist to a new audience and to show his works for the first time in Berlin.
The Berlin Fellowship was established in 2012 and promotes encounters between US artists* and former Villa Aurora Fellows. Chris Hood was born in Atlanta, USA and currently lives in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University and completed his art studies with a Master of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. After completing his studies, he spent several years in New York before moving his studio to Los Angeles.
Two sentences about your vita.
I was born in 1984 in Atlanta. I have lived and made art in many places but currently live in Los Angeles.
What are you thinking about most at the moment; what are you up to right now?
At the moment I am thinking about multiple perspectives within a singular vision and how a painting can be a site of many modes of viewing. What does a contemporary landscape look like, for example? What would five-point perspective in virtual space look like? I am currently working out some of these ideas in small scale drawings and watercolors so it is an interesting restriction for …
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Image caption: Chris Hood in the studio, 2019