Pitchfork   The Dissolve   Festivals: Chicago | Paris

Christian Flynn paints mostly empty spaces. But his empty spaces are only temporarily uninhabited. Whether it’s a fan in a window, a store locked from the inside, or windows taped for a hurricane, we never see Flynn’s characters, but we get a sense that their actions have just occurred.

Flynn’s paintings present potentially banal subjects in a warm and compelling way. He incorporates contemporary imagery, as in a projector left running in an empty classroom, and rich evocative color palettes to give his paintings a surprising amount of emotional weight. We see these works as the equivalent of a poem about using an iPhone or an interesting film that manages to use Twitter to advance its plot. [via booooooom]