Artist Statement: Compositions of Elements
In my current work I am involved with various gestural forms along with a variety of abstract language. I am also using the elements and energy of the landscape in some of the paintings, which seems to enter into the work in an intuitive way.
I live on a farm in Northern California with livestock and beautiful surroundings.
Breaking up the space differently in the current paintings than in previous works has created greater energy as well as interest for me with a new type of sensibility evolving with more emphasis on simpler more limited forms.
The negative space has become more important in the energy it conveys and its relation to other areas of the painting. In the last 4 years I have done a series called The White Paintings. In this body of works I am problem solving the opposition of the negative spaces to the areas of limited color while trying to achieve high energy in the paintings with emphasis on the quality of the surfaces.
--Chris Hayman, 2015
Born New York City
B.A. Art History, University of MarylandArt Education degree, University of Nevada, Reno.
Jauregui Architects, Houston, Texas
Morris, Manning, Martin Law Firm, Atlanta, Georgia
Pao Huei Construction, Taichung City, Taiwan
Franzia Winery, Modesto
Harold Pope, Ceo Goldman Sachs Corporation N.Y.
Montreux Equity Partners, San Francisco
Barbara Scavullo Design Firm San Francisco
Venable Law Firm LLC
Armstrong and Lowe, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Adobe Systems, Silicon Valley Offices, California
Site Installation, Arlington Virginia, Crystal City Project
Grubb and Ellis Real Estate, Washington D. C.
Head Offices Newmark Knight Company, Washington D. C.
Grubb and Ellis CorporationIng Corporation, Washington D. C., Lobby installation
Blue Water Partners, Cayman Islands
Wilson, Sousini, Goodrich, Rosatti Corporation, lobby installation D. C. offices
2929 Entertainment, Los Angeles, California
Ewing and Clark Inc.
Walko Investments LLC
Clarion Law Firm
Bean, Kinney, Korman, Arlington Virginia
Franklin Fund Investments
Broadway Gallery Condominiums
Kimbrall Trust, Tulsa Oklahoma
Adobe Systems, Ottawa, Canada
Adobe Systems, Munich Germany
Adobe Systems, San Jose California
Navigators Firm, Washington D. C.
Arnold Schwarzenegger public relations firm
Sia Partners, Santa Barbara, California
Norm Thompson catalogues
Qad Corporation, Carpenteria, California
Chevys Restaurant, California
Jazzercise Incorporated, San Francisco.
Commercial Properties of Nevada, Reno.
Executive Offices of ABC Television, New York, office of the Vice-President.
Art Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sedgwick Restaurant Group, Alpharetta, Georgia
Society Charlotte January 2015
QC Exclusive Jan / Feb, Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Observer January 2010
Nevada County Arts Professional Artists’ Salon Series Lecture
Charlotte Home and Garden, March Issue, 2013
Modern Luxury Magazine, La Femme Artista 2011 Riviera Orange County, California
Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine Show announcement 2007
Art News 1999 Introductions Parness Gallery, New Jersey 1999
Encore Magazine Sierra Grant Winner / fellowship program, Reno Nevada 2004
Contemporary Art San Francisco Chronicle, Ad Gloriam Dei Berkeley Show 1994
Article, Falconer Newhall, Contra Costa Times September 1994 / Art And Spirituality themes
Charlotte Home And Garden 2009 Issue
Memphis Magazine Abstract Show at Lisa Kurts Gallery
Laguna Beach Independent, Broad Topics article, Pacific Art Foundation Oct. 2011
Atlantan Magazine, March issue 2012, Anne Irwin Gallery
House Beautiful, May Issue, 2012, cover story, Christina Murphy’s designs, N. Y. C. Park Avenue Apartment, Reference to painting
Charlotte Home and Garden March issue, 2013
Luxe Magazine Houston, April issue 2014
Palo Alto Daily News, Branner Spannenberg Gallery, article by Janet Duca Norton, Saturday November 22,2014