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.
Christofer Chin received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles in 2002 and was included in Otis’ 2006 exhibition Otis LA: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art at the LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park. Chin has exhibited his work internationally, and a book of his photography, Finger Bang!, was released in 2006 with book signings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and POP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Chin is featured on the cover in the November issue of Flaunt Magazine.