Size: 13"W x 14"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is part of a series called 'nonsense' The goal of this series was to create interesting compositions using color, size, and letter forms. I wanted to avoid using forms that too closely resembled letters, but have included some though out the painting. This piece was made by first painting boxes of different color, and then using a dip pen and gouache to write the characters on top.
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!