Los Angeles painter Chris Trueman explores the temporality of representation through abstraction by constructing new systems and modes in which the material of painting converges with the visual aesthetic of digital and photographic imagery. Trueman’s latest body of work is painted on Yupo, a synthetic paper that is then mounted to aluminum panel. The unique interaction of the smooth, non porous surface of Yupo with acrylic paint (both sprayed and applied with brush and squeegee) allows for marks to function both as positive and negative space, a dynamic previously only convincingly achieved through digital and photographic mediums.
Trueman has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Portland and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Brisbane. The Lancaster Museum of Art and History presented a solo exhibition of his paintings entitled, "Slipstream." His work was also included in the group exhibitions, “To Live and Paint in LA” and "The Subterraneans" at the Torrance Art Museum. His work has been exhibited at international art fairs including: Dallas Art Fair, Pulse New York, Art Aspen, TX Contemporary, Pulse Miami and ArtMRKT San Francisco. He is represented in Los Angeles by Edward Cella Art + Architecture, in Washington DC by Adah Rose Gallery and TWFINEART in Brisbane, Australia
While at CGU Trueman was the recipient of numerous awards including the Ann Peppers Foundation Fellowship, a Claremont Graduate University Merit Fellowship and a faculty recommended Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination. Trueman’s work has been included in the publication New American Paintings MFA Edition #87 (2010) and the New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issues #103 (2012) and #121 (2015).