Size: 16"W x 8"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is part of the 'nonsense' series. The goal of this series is to experiment using color, size, and form to create different compositions. I wanted to use forms that resemble letters and words, but upon closer inspection is clearly nonsense. The background has some areas that have a bluish tint to the white, and the letter forms and characters were made using a dip pen and gouache. I think the use of calligraphy forms to make up the composition works well, but I'm a letter lover. Measures 16x8, acrylic and gouache on canvas.
Hello, my name is Christian Weykamp I am a calligraphy artist living in upstate New York. During a state mandated studio art class in the 9th grade, our teacher spent two weeks teaching us the basics of dip pens and calligraphy. From that moment I was totally hooked. I even once failed a history assignment after turning in an assignment written in calligraphy on parchment paper, even after my teacher insisted that all papers must be typed. From that time I've done countless wedding projects with my calligraphy skills. As much as I like doing this work I always wanted to take calligraphy off the paper to use it to make beautiful paintings. My work is inspired by all types of calligraphy; arabic, hebrew, blackletter, hieroglyphics, runes, and anything else I come across. Since branching out more into painting in 2015 I have been a part of several group shows, sold paintings to people all across the USA, and have even won a couple of awards at local shows. Thanks for taking a look!