Untangled Series, 2020 By Chris Hanson
Unlike most abstract work, there is a rare uniformity and subtle depth in the series titled: Untangled
This series represents the natural uniformity that can occur by chance, if only for a moment.
This new series serves as a counterbalance to the chaotic and active String Theory Paintings.
Untangled uncovers the moment of uniformity that naturally occurs in a time and place. It’s
hard to imagine such a thing in an environment of random chance and movement. Given time
and perspective, it’s inevitable.
Uniformity provides a sense of comfort. The feeling that things are in order as they should be.
A departure from the irregular tangle we push through in our daily lives.
That is the intention with these abstractions.
From a distance, these paintings appear simple and uniform.
With a closer look, the energetic colors seem to push and pull as they
vibrate above and beneath the surface. Explosive moments jump alongside cascading opaque
and translucent tones. The developing colors along the lines in the foreground and background begin to bleed...
Eventually these colors will again inevitably become tangled by chance.