Chris Bond’s practice involves the invention and embodiment of fictional artists, writers, organisations and scenarios that assist with the creative act. In his painting practice, the process finds an end in the form of painted facsimiles of imagined books, magazines, exhibition catalogues and correspondence. Within institutional settings, his installations adopt the conventions of museum display to convey unlikely, often fantastic narratives. In each of these forms, Bond combines identity fabrication and closely-worked detail in order to play with knowledge and perception.
Bond is currently undertaking his PhD, following a Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) from the Victorian College of the Arts; the resulting work was exhibited in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial. Bond won the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2013 and is a finalist in The Archibald Prize 2016. The first half of 2017 sees Bond exhibit at Art Basel Hong Kong and The National: New Australian Art, Sydney.
His work is held in institutional collections including National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Bendigo Art Gallery, Monash University, RMIT and Shepparton Regional Art Gallery.