Art October, 22 2009

Chris Classen: A Journey in Reductive

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For several years, Chris Classen has worked behind the (arts) scene. His work has graced the halls of private collections, and his designs collections by the likes of Prada. His reductive work (shown here) draws influence from a background in architecture and design, as well as the landscapes of his Midwestern childhood. The monocromatic works are large scale, given texture through painstaking layering. This work is slowly coming to public eye, with an exhibition at Exhibition2D in Marfa, Texas. It’s a fitting debut, given the connection to reductive and minimal art and the nearby Donald Judd Foundation.

Explore more of Classen’s work after the jump.