Size: 52"W x 52"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2005
Ready to Hang
A simplification. The fool. A bird that can't fly. A fast action painting that came into focus. This was the second completed in the series behind Structure Of An Empty Dream.
I want my paintings to draw the viewer in and give good reason to step back. The depth and nuances throughout my paintings are achieved through the use of color, the levels of saturation, line intensity, and a layering process that is as much reductive as it is additive. The painting often simply emerges.
The Jester is painted to the edges on a 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas. It needs no frame and it's ready to hang.
Chris is a professional artist with an emphasis in paint and ink. His creativity and interest in design began as a child in Wyoming where he was encouraged to submit artwork to local art and craft competitions. He studied art and architecture at the University of Wyoming and would later return to school to complete his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at the University of Colorado at Denver. Soon after receiving his BFA, he exhibited landscapes and still-life paintings for a solo show at the Grand Salon in Denver. He moved to Philadelphia in 2004, where he displayed paintings and drawings at numerous venues, including a solo exhibit in 2005, titled "Ink & Paint" at Benna's Cafe. He also gained Best-In-Show in 2006, for a submission to Afif Gallery's themed exhibit, "Booze Stories." Chris has been working as a PGA golf professional in New Jersey and Maryland for the last decade. His focus has transitioned back to his artwork and collaboration with his wife and two boys. Chris most recently exhibited a solo show at Gryphon in Wayne Pennsylvania. Chris' art can be found in private collections in nine states across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.