Christopher Wool


The paintings of New York-based Christopher Wool are often reductive by nature and contain a minimal color palette. Wool is best known for his stenciled paintings with large black lettering on a white ground with text that has been drawn from a variety of pop culture sources, including hip-hop lyrics and movie lines. The artist also employs a multitude of painterly techniques in numerous other works using materials such as spraypaint, hand paint and silk-screening. These works make reference to graffiti and further the use of text as the primary structure in the work. Later this year, Christopher Wool will exhibit with Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin and in a group exhibition titled “For the People of Paris” at Sutton Lane in Paris. Last year, Wool exhibited with the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles and had a solo exhibition with the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, which traveled to Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg.