"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
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".