Since the early 80s Christopher Wool (born 1955 in Chicago, lives and works in New York City) has
been using his painting to explore and
expand the boundaries of a painting whose
heroic period is past. Like Robert Gober,
Cady Noland and Richard
whom he has worked—Wool has helped
invent new forms for a supposedly wornout
discipline. Throwing in references to music, cinema and art, he has created
works testifying to the contemporary experience.
Beginning with decorative patterns
and letters that produced All-over paintings
in which expression was cut to a minimum,
he went on to use silkscreening for works
that became steadily denser and freer.