Chris Bors: They Youth are Getting Restless

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The painter's works examine media and pop culture's influence on individuals.

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Chris Bors's paintings are based on the dysfunctional and schizophrenic identity that results from a contemporary society preoccupied by television and pop culture, as well as specific instances of mass media and underground culture. Often focusing on obsessive personality traits his work is intentionally ambiguous. Bors recent paintings, which appropriate logos from hardcore punk bands, are meticulously hand painted to resemble silkscreen prints. He often incorporates drips of color that activate the surface and create a jarring contrast, which also references stain paintings of the 1950s and 60s. To compose the paintings, Bors combines images from various sources including v