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Tofer Chin
updated: 07/01/2009
website: www.christoferchin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Institutionalized
Ventolin
Alive
Colossus
Night Vision
Heavens
Inapo
Start As You Mean To Go On
On/Off
Old Boy
Speed Slide
Wave Runner
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, pattern, architecture, fantasy, landscape, nature, collage, dreams, urban
 
 
Institutionalized by Tofer Chin
Institutionalized
acrylic on watercolor paper
2007
11.25" x  15.25" 
Ventolin by Tofer Chin
Ventolin
acrylic on watercolor paper
2007
7.75" x  11.25" 
Alive by Tofer Chin
Alive
acrylic on watercolor paper
2006
16" x  13.25" 
Colossus by Tofer Chin
Colossus
acrylic on canvas
2006
72" x  61" 
Night Vision by Tofer Chin
Night Vision
acrylic and pencil on canvas
2007
24" x  72" 
Heavens by Tofer Chin
Heavens
acrylic on watercolor paper
2006
31" x  44.5" 
Inapo by Tofer Chin
Inapo
acrylic on canvas
2008
48" x  75.5" 
Start As You Mean To Go On by Tofer Chin
Start As You Mean To Go On
acrylic on watercolor paper
2007
7.75" x  11.25" 
On/Off by Tofer Chin
On/Off
acrylic on watercolor paper
2007
7.75" x  11.25" 
Old Boy by Tofer Chin
Old Boy
acrylic on watercolor paper
2008
5.25" x  13.5" 
Speed Slide by Tofer Chin
Speed Slide
acrylic on watercolor paper
2008
5.25" x  13.5" 
Wave Runner by Tofer Chin
Wave Runner
acrylic on watercolor paper
2008
5.25" x  13.5" 

Artist Statement
Rooted in stenciling and street art, Christofer (Tofer) Chin's paintings depict abstracted landscapes and fantasy environments. Blurring the line between nature and architecture, Chin's rendering of the landscape is represented by geometric abstraction that references architectural elements. These reductive paintings make use of unnatural vibrant colors and geometrical devices which cause a psychedelic dream-like quality where abstract shapes become mountains, roller coast tracks, or large zig-zag lines.

Artist Bio / CV

Christofer Chin (Tofer)

education

2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

solo exhibitions

2007

"Take Walks", ROJO® ArtSpace, Barcelona, Spain

2006

“Finger Bang! Book Signing”, POP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Finger Bang! Book Signing”, MoCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angleles, CA

2004

"Lost in _ _ _ _ _: Work by Christofer Chin & Amir H. Fallah", 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003

"Follow", 4x4 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA "GenArt presents: Tofer", Gallery 825, Beverly Hills, CA

selected group exhibitions

2007

Behind The Seen”, Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
“ROJO®/Smart Car Launch”, Smart House, Venice, CA
“FF Anniversary Show”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Tiger Translate 2007 Global Tour”, New York, Berlin & Beijing.
“Flaunt/Dewar’s Cover Art Series,” Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY

2006

“There Goes The Neighborhood: Part Deux,” Sixspace, Culver “Self Titled,” The Autopsy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“FF Anniversary Show”, BlkMrkt Gallery, Los Angleels, CA
“Vice: The 6th Annual Photo Issue Exhibition”, Silverstein Photography, New York, NY
“Otis LA: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art”, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

2005

“Dimensional Overload”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Serendip”, White Box, New York, NY
“Rojo.Gold”, Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004

"BAC! 04: International Festival Of Contemporary Art", CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

selected publications

2008

Howell, Jennifer K. "Heaven", The Art Of Elysium.
Fallah, Amir H. “Institutionalized”, Beautiful Decay, p. 68-69.

2007

Tourso, Todd. “Kat Von D”, Flaunt, No.86, p.32.
Ian, Erik. “LA People”, Trace, No. 75, p. 118.
Cranfield, Bill. “Tiger Translate: RISE”, IdN Rise, Vol. 2, p. 78-81.
Brooks, Arma. “Must See Art”, LA Weekly, Jan. 12-18 / vol.29 / no. 8, p. 47.

2006

Snellings, Lilibet. “Christofer Chin”, Flaunt, No. 79, cover / p. 72-75.