"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
PREVIEW: Trenton Doyle Hancock in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)
Trenton Doyle Hancock's works tell the story of the Mounds—a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of an unfolding epic. Influenced by the history of painting, especially Abstract Expressionism, Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions—such as the use of color, language, and pattern—into opportunities to convey narratives.
Trenton Doyle Hancock is featured in the Season 2 episode "Stories" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".