Antwaun Sargent Interviews Visual Artist Chase Hall

Artist Chase Hall photographed by Emma Marie Jenkinson.

As Antwaun Sargent writes for Ssense, it's easy to view the contemporary artwork of Black artists through a lens shaped by the pandemic and protests. But artist Chase Hall challenges such a lens, and delves into ideas of Blackness that move beyond what the artist calls a "white imagination." Playing with paint, color, and absence, Hall's artwork experiments with "being and becoming."

“I don't necessarily believe my work needs to affirm anything that has already been said,” he explains. “I'm more interested in creating these confusing, complex reads of what painting can be, that questions my views and the viewer.” - Chase Hall