36.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.6"D

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Chris Shockley


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: expressionism, expressive, abstract, orange, pink, blue

Media: watercolor, acrylic on hardwood panel

Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.625"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

This piece was a therapeutic experiment for me. It is an expression of how I felt in the moment. It was also a passionate exploration of different painting techniques I don't typically use. It is painted on a cradled, ready to hang wood panel, and sealed with a clear UV resistant acrylic.

My work is emotionally layered, messy, textured, and rhythmic in thought. Much like an improvised solo, scattered color often moves freely in and out of the structured chord progression, of an idea, and/or feeling. I enjoy using colorfully sewn characters in my paintings to make lighthearted statements of frustration, motivation, love, lust, and absurdity. However, there are moments in my work where the process, of emotional release, is more important than the idea. The meaning is then left for the viewer to ascertain. In any case, a layered improvised mess of scratchy lines and colorful noise invade each piece creating a sense of movement and musicality. I currently live and work in Minnesota and hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul MN.

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