You know by now that I love Frank Stella and Robert Indiana’s work and all of the color pop art of the 60′s. well, a new addition to my love list is CHARLES HINMAN, whose work I just saw at a museum recently and decided to find out about
his work. Ergo, today’s post!
Enjoy today’s post! Much Love,
Charles Hinman was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. Hinman developed carpentry and engineering skills that gave him the ability to construct his own shaped canvases with complex three dimensional curves.
Hinman worked at Coenties Slip, in a studio shared with James Rosenquist whom he had met when they were students at the Art students League. Hinman created his first shaped canvases in his studio in 1965.
Charles Hinman first received critical attention in the exhibition 7 in 1964 where he exhibited flat canvases cut at angles and suspended by cords.
Hinman went on to add the third dimension to his shaped canvases while examining the subtle boundary between the picture plane and the space in front of it, as well as playing with the idea of literal versus illusionistic depth.
Hinman’s work examined three-dimensionallyity, exploring a fusion of the real space of sculpture and the illusory space of painting in his shaped canvases. His aim is to create “two separate entities that play against each other, to make the piece work with real and illusory
space, thus combining two separate realms that come together and play with one another.”