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carlson hatton

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san diego

Birth year

Lives in
los angeles

Works in
los angeles, Teaches at Santa Monica College


The Cooper Union School of Art School of Art, 1997, BFA
de Ateliers, Amsterdam, 1999, Studio program
the Jan van Eyck Academie, 2001, laureate program

pop, mixed-media, works on paper, installation, abstract, graffiti/street-art, figurative


Using ink, graphite, oil paint and silk screened elements I create drawings of abstracted landscapes. Nature and man made debris organically meld to form scenes that reference the calm of the aftermath. I'm interested in the visual overabundance we're surrounded by; the psychotic reality of a visual culture that has lost all coherence. Drawing from the wealth of printed media that fills our world: electronics catalogues, Jahova witness brochures, touristic city souvenir booklets, etc. I attempt to create compositions that both reference depictions from a familiar fable and a world of abstracted groupings that seem to grow organically, reproductively. I'm interested in a time line or narrative unfolding within a work. Piles of speakers, car parts, mattresses, lumber, coffins, vegetables, etc. sprawl out and compete with deteriorating architecture and mountain-scapes.

Recent Exhibits

carlson hatton participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Black Hills
Patrick Painter Inc.
Nov, 2014 Small Works
Ruth Bachofner Gallery
Mar, 2014 Ataxia
Ruth Bachofner Gallery
Nov, 2013 Small Works
Ruth Bachofner Gallery
Jan, 2013 Doing Pennants: A group show of artist-made flags organized by Paul W. Evans
Fifth Floor
Oct, 2012 Extinction Burst
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