James Chronister USA, b. 1978

Artist Statement

I am interested in the feeling of listening to a walkman in the woods behind my parents’ home, looking at the mountains through my bedroom window at night as a child, playing my father’s vinyl records and burning incense, driving in the middle of a Montana winter, riding a train through rural villages and countryside during a German summer, playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading Lord of the Rings, and watching Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same.


Within painting, I find a different, imagined and bruised reality.