Tim Hallinan 96 LDAR
Based in Beverly, MA
My work as a painter is influenced by my work as a landscape designer, that is, I am often in search of order where there is chaos. With a little sense of where I want to end up, I apply and scrape paint to and from a surface. I explore multiple ideas looking for structure in muddled layers of paint. Eventually, something concrete and worth developing materializes as unexpected compositions evolve in to a cohesive idea. This process of exploration is revealed as traces of prior iterations remain as part of the finished work.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Mostly it's the desire to develop vague abstract notions into fully realized compositions. That process is really enjoyable.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
It does. In some ways landscape architecture seeks to create order in the landscape where there is chaos. As a painter I look to accomplish something similar. That is, to find a solid composition within layers of acrylic paint.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
A new series of mixed media works.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
Online Exhibition: Curating Contemporary: Overlaid & Underpinned, 2017
To see more of Tim's work, visit timhallinan.com