Brooklyn-based artist Christian Maychack creates attention-grabbing art with organic parts that make for unusual display pieces.
Aside from earning several fellowship and residencies, as well as participating in group and solo exhibits, he’s been showcased both nationally and abroad. Through the use of wood, epoxy clay and pigment, he fashions unique pieces that can be perceived differently depending on the viewer’s angle(s). While the colors and patterns often vary in each work, just as interesting is the concept of a ‘center’ that’s usually present in the form of a circle. Focal point or not, there’s no denying that they command attention. The bright Bent Oval (CF30) has beautiful, psychedelic colors complete with a hollow center, as Righted (CF29) denotes mint and green hues that bring to mind marble countertops. The use of actual tree trunks can be seen in pieces like the blue-based Split State (CF22) and the fiery, orange-red Pair Apart (CF20).
For an extraordinary shelf, look no further than the impressive Impositions piece; a shelf with a large growth-like mass that seems to be merging with its wooden host. Using chair canning, the rose-colored Interpositions (CF13) combines the artist’s dual painting-sculpture tendencies.
Striking at various levels, you just may never think of wood and clay in the same way again.
Article by: Natacha Pavlov