Edenic X CHRIS TRUEMAN
THE CONVERGENCE OF ART AND DESIGN
The collaboration with Edenic marks Trueman’s first foray into painting on a three-dimensional surface. He welcomed the challenge of adapting his process to a new form noting that, “I’ve got to consider the structure, I’ve got to consider that we’re not going to be to be seeing this from just one vantage and view.” Trueman achieves the unique optical and textural effects in his work by alternating between gestural painting and spray-painting, using squeegees and brushes to apply swatches of paint.
The result of this process when applied to the Teâshí is a grungy and glitchy, yet ethereal and cosmic aesthetic. Fluorescent nebulas of orange are underscored by dark blues. “The beauty,” Trueman said, “is that there can actually be quite a few different things that you can see in one object.” This is the Chris Trueman Teâshí 1 (CTT1.)
As one moves around the piece, one might feel as if they are confronted with several distinct paintings, which nonetheless coalesce into a seamless whole. The experience is, paradoxically, one of simultaneous fragmentation and unity.
Edenic and Chris Trueman will continue to release limited Teâshí coffee tables, each a one-of-a-kind based on our collective creative direction at the moment. Join the reserve release list and be the first to know when a new Edenic x Chris Trueman is released for sale or at auction.
To commission your own Edenic x Chris Trueman, click here to send us an email. Please note we accept a very limited number of commissions per year and each one will be different from the other to varying degrees, including our current techniques, creative concepts and also any input regarding the interior space the Teâshí will inhabit.
Los Angeles based artist, Chris Trueman. Trueman has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Portland and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Brisbane (AUS). The Lancaster Museum of Art and History presented a solo exhibition of his paintings entitled, "Slipstream." His work was also included in the group exhibitions, “To Live and Paint in LA” and "The Subterraneans" at the Torrance Art Museum.
THE TEASHI COFFEE TABLE
Named after the Japanese word for “limb,” inspiration for our first product, the Teâshí Coffee Table, emanated from branching structures such as trees, veins, fingers, and bolts of lightning. Only 100 Teâshí coffee tables have been produced to date, each welded by hand, and each subsequent iteration is approached with integrity to the artistic process, honoring the unique characteristics born of original creativity and craft. The Teâshí will be discontinued once the current production is complete, ushering the way for a new Edenic Design.