Christian Holstad is an American artist living in and working in New York. “Holstad belongs to a generation of heirs to aborted revolutions, confused movements and mixed messages,” writes a Frieze profile. “(A) generation born amid sexual liberation and chemical exploration but that grew up with ‘Just Say No’ and AIDS.” His work tries to stake out a counterculture in a new generation, by taking on themes of sexuality, desire, and identity. Holstad’s work spans across all media—from textiles and photography to site-specific installations and performances—and has been exhibited at SFMOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Purple Bathroom with Close Up of Couple and Plant