Chris Finley, Nick Lasovich Margret's group
Chris Finley is from the Bay Area of California, he set out to simulate with sculpture computer systems, that is files within files, by making quirky arrangements of objects that fit inside of each other such as plastic toys in Rubber maid bins. He uses mainly plastics in his works like acrylics in his paintings. His main goal in the beginning was to use stuff like tupperware containers, pencils and other dime-store miscellany to represent storage systems. Then his next faze is his painting were trying to push the envelope with an almost futurist quality to them. The computer generates the designs which he tosses warped figures into.
What influences Chris's work is is fascination with computer storage and just computers in general. He is also into futurism and pop art also. Chris is trying to get us to see the world through a warped sense of reality. Sometimes sterile like a computer otherwise vibrant and disturbing like Francis Bacon. Chris Finley's work is really not comarable to any of the people in we have covered. The closest one is the woman who did the installation work with the plastics and patterns.
As stated before he is really not like anyone we have studied in class per se. Chris handles his media as if he was a fine tune machine making this art. Everything is very calculated even though at times it may seem to look random. Chris's work is sometimes unnerving and weird, but it has a knack of mesmerizing you know matter how long you look at the pieces. He tries to relate by using everyday objects in ways that are composed interestingly like making installation that are like trips through fun houses with Pop Art images inside.
I would recommend a friend to see his work. It is very mind boggling and original. If you lie to take a trip into the realm of the weird or surreal this guy is for you. It is very entertaining to look at and can be connected to artists who came before him. He has a little bit of everything from cartoony Pop Art to the emotionally charged and sometimes disturbing Francis Bacon.