Abstract vs Figurative / by Chris Hall

Abstract vs. figurative.  My work documents the battle between both.  On one hand abstract work is my internal vision, my zen approach to painting.  It is the result of when I am the most spiritual in the studio.  On the other hand is my figurative work.  It is the result of my realization that I am still a man of this world.  Perhaps my figurative work is my middle finger to the world and all its woes, and my abstract work is attempt to transcend those woes.  I would like to think that my best work, lately, incorporates elements of both tendencies.  

Christopher Hall, Seminal Sacrifice, 2007

Christopher Hall, Seminal Sacrifice, 2007