Size: 20"W x 10"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This piece was created using a mixture of fluid acrylics and pouring medium, and it is loosely inspired by the stripe paintings of Gene Davis. However, whereas Davis used a brush and masking tape to create his paintings, the stripes on this painting were poured free handed. As a result, the stripes overlap and bleed into one another in places.
It is the first in a recent series I am working on entitied "Child's Play," so named because of the childlike, almost primitive, appearance of the paintings. It is certain to add lots of color to any room, and it has a high gloss finish.
The painting is protected from dust and UV rays by two coats of Golden Polymer Varnish (Gloss). It is signed, dated and titled on the back; it is wired; the sides are painted metallic silver; and it is ready to hang when it arrives. It does not need to be framed. Although I have wired it to be hung horizontally, it could also be displayed vertically.
My name is Chris Hood, and I am a painter living and working in Birmingham, Alabama. While majoring in philosophy in college I took a couple of classes in art history, thus beginning my interest in art. I first considered taking up painting at that time, but life (including law school following college) got in the way. After more than 20 years as a trial lawyer, I recently began pursuing my true passion for art. Painting has allowed me to be creative in a way that I never could in the legal world, where creativity is generally frowned upon. My work is inspired primarily by the Color Field/Post-Painterly Abstractionists of the 50s and 60s, chief among them Morris Louis and Gene Davis. As a result, color is the driving force behind my paintings; and the bolder and brighter those colors are, the better. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.