Gegam Kacherian and Chris Trueman

Kacherian and Trueman fuse oberservation and memory to transform fragmented imagery into twisting and twirling abstract shapes that interact with outlined architectural and biomorphic elements.

 

In these collaborative works, the rules are fluid. Kacherian and Trueman engage in a playful back and forth that allows Trueman to abstract backgrounds and oscilating patterns to become platforms for more representational imagery by Kacherian. 

Trueman first begins by applying acrylic paint to the surface of the canvas via brush and squeegee, a process which allows the artist to mimic the dynamic of rendering both positive and negative space simultaneously much in the same way as digital and photographic mediums. Once this process is complete, Kacherian  incorporates his phantasmagoric symbols and figures which seem to aimlessly float across the canvas.