Friend of Disposable, New York City
Chris was born and raised on a farm in rural Kansas. His mother is an artist from New York while his father is a cowboy from Kansas. He lived in Rhode Island for a number of years, studying photography at Rhode Island School of Design. Soon after, Chris worked at Wax Poetics magazine and Fania Records. In 2010, he moved to New York and created his own record label, Paxico. Exploring modern folklore and probing “the details within simplicity” are the focal points of his art. He also creates pixel art and designs software.
Your idea of happiness?
Laughing so much I get a six-pack.
Your idea of misery?
The absence of creativity.
If not yourself, who would you be?
A farmer in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
My family and other authentics.
What is your present state of mind?
Bedside table books?
Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum; Space Is The Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra by John F. Szwed; Vivian Maier: Street Photographer.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Pixel art and Netflix docs.
Do you collect anything?
Always been a collector. Much of my work also revolves around archives. I was on a path to be an archivist for awhile. Currently collecting: folk art, cassettes, quilts and milk crates.
What is the strangest thing you believed in as a child?
My mattress was spider-proof, I still believe.
Depends but hex #CCBF86 is golden.
What are your plans for this weekend?
“Don’t Let Me Down” by Charlotte Dada.
Right or left-handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
Linguine with white clam sauce or a bloody mary.
What is your middle name?
What do you do in your free time?
Think about stuff.