Bigindicator

carlson hatton

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20120818205250-extinctionburst_mid
Extinction burst, August2012 Acrylic, Graphite and Watercolor on Paper 64" X 90" © ownership of the artist
20120204203010-close_your_eyes_and_count_to_7000_sm
close your eyes and count to 7000, 2011 Acrylic, Graphite and Oil on Paper 64" X 90"
20110603155240-stage_tricks_s
stage tricks, 2011 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
20110603231524-alter_ego_s
alter-ego, 2010 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
20110603231659-portrait__1_s
portrait #1, 2011 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
20110603155104-it_all_suddenly_chrystalized_s_
It all suddenly crystallized, 2011 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
20110603154717-i_say_power_you_say_flower_s_
I say power you say flower, 2011 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
Hair_world
hair world, 2009 Mixed Media on Paper 46"x 46"
20110603231859-trophy_copy_s
trophy, 2010 Mixed Media on Paper 30" X 40"
Carlson-la_river
LA river, 2008 Ink and Acrylic on Paper 47" X 47"
Studio_mustache_s
studio mustache, 2009 Ink and Acrylic on Paper 46" X 48"
Lady_lumps_s
lady lumps, 2008 Mixed Media on Paper 46" X 48"
20120921201004-strangers_3prweb
Strangers 3, 2012 Oil and Acrylic on Paper 11.5 X 15.5 in © 2012
20140207205256-noname__1_
© Courtesy of the Artist and Ruth Bachofner Gallery
20160308201504-upheaval_m
Upheaval, 2016 © Courtesy of the artist
Quick Facts
Birthplace
san diego
Birth year
1974
Lives in
los angeles
Works in
los angeles, Teaches at Santa Monica College
Schools
de Ateliers, Amsterdam, 1999, Studio program
the Jan van Eyck Academie, 2001, laureate program
The Cooper Union
Tags
works on paper, mixed-media, pop, installation, abstract, graffiti/street-art, figurative
Statement




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.