Christopher Paquet was born in Marlton, New Jersey, 1975. He earned an M.F.A. from Goldsmiths, London, in 2003. He was one of 16 young painters to be included in the 2007 Goldsmiths survey at the White Box gallery in New York. His work is widely collected in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe.
Artist statement (excerpt):
“The works selected for Into the Void are investigations into the power of language. They employ a subjective departure into fantasy or hysteria as a strategy to address the forces at play behind semblance. They endeavor to explode the heroic, the pathetic, law and fairy tales alike, in the interest of understanding that which underlies human endeavor. To know language, first one must be willing to crash it into the wall. Only when we are picking through the debris of the old can we formulate the new. Each of us reaches out though the dark primordial void to become active agents in our worlds.” -Christopher Paquet
To learn more about the artist and his most recent exhibition "Into the Void," at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, visit: http://www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com