Chris Natrop: Silver Sun Super Nova (Cooper Design Space)

(Silver Sun Supernova, 2017, Cut paper with acrylic, glitter, aluminum powder, watercolor, video projection, audio, Variable Dimensions)

Silver Sun Supernova is a site-specific installation made of hand-cut paper, acrylic paint, glitter, video projection, and audio. This multifaceted work reshapes Cooper Design Space’s classic lobby into a fantastical, otherworldly environment. The artist hopes to engage the public’s sense of wonder by providing this unexpected and transformative experience.

Chris Natrop is Los Angeles-based visual artist known primarily for his immersive art installations and 2D wall-works made mostly of hand cut paper. He is also commissioned to produce both permanent paper- and non-paper-sculptures for private and public spaces. Natrop was born in 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 with an emphasis in painting. He was an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, and a resident at Vermont Studio School. Natrop's major installation projects have been shown at Cooper Design Space, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena, Holland Papier Bienniale, Winghall Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum, Long Beach City College, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Taylor De Cordoba, MOCA Jacksonville, Chapman University, Sonoma County Museum, BANK, and Overtones. Publications include Art and Cake, Los Angeles Times, Artillery Magazine, Architecture Digest, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, BEAUTIFUL/DECAY, Tema Celeste, THE Magazine, New Yorker magazine, New American Painters, and Art in America. Chris Natrop was the 2007 recipient of the Pulse Prize, New York. Commissioned work includes U.S. Consulate in Dubai, Los Angeles International Airport, Harry Winston Jewelers, and Facebook, Inc.