Perry Hall approaches painting as a time-based medium similar to choreography or performing music. He creates the traditional line-form-color-surface but also adds painting behavior-- ways in which paint transforms and moves over time. His artworks, which are a hybrid of painting and filmmaking, are created by combining paint with natural dynamic forces (turbulence, thermodynamics, magnetism, gravity, chemical reactions) in a series of real time improvisations which are documented on film;. None of his artworks are created using computers or software. His ongoing project explores the relationship between painting, nature and technology, questioning what "painting" can be.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, as well as the Centre FRAC in Orleans, France.
Recently, he's been performing live visuals onstage with Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
Group shows and exhibitions with artists Tony Oursler, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Julie Mehretu, Tom Sachs, Alex Grey, Kimsooja, Spike Jones, Herzog & De Mueron, Jean Nouvel, Sophie Calle, Vik Muniz, Peter Eisenman, Eduardo Kac and works by Roberto Matta, Ernst Haeckel and Zaha Hadid in group and solo exhibitions at the Musée National d"Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, NeueNational Gallerie, Berlin, Artists Space in New York, the Centre FRAC in Orleans France, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China, Diana Lowenstein, Miami, The Tokyo Art Fair, The Williams College Museum of Art (solo exhibition, 2006) and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
Perry has presented his work at a variety of cultural institutions including The University of Berlin School of Fine Arts, Columbia University in New York, The Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, The University of Central London as well as Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco, California. He's received press in a diverse range of media including Flashart, Billboard Magazine, Motherboard, The Huffington Post, Evolo Magazine (cover), Stereogum, Architecture Magazine, Wired journalist Steve Silberman's blog at the Public Library of Science, as well as the Hollywood Reporter.
His painting work can be seen in actress Scarlett Johansson's eyes in the motion picture Lucy and is included in the Academy Award winning "painted world" sequences in the film What Dreams May Come.
Photo Credit: Laura Burt