Tim Craighead’s work is categorized as abstract, though it inhabits a space between objective and nonobjective painting. Both serve as a matrix for what are essentially autobiographical works. Craighead is interested in the symbolic potential of the objective world and the possibilities abstraction presents in suggesting the unknown. His markmaking operates in discreet spatial zones. He listens to the paint, the works aren’t driven selfconsciously, rather they emerge from a more enigmatic, less familiar place.