Artwork as reflection, process, and subtlety
Beginning with traditional chiaroscuro drawing and limited palette oil painting, Christian has thoughtfully navigated through classical forms of figurative imagery and has arrived at a contemporary way of approaching, seeing, and creating. This new way of approaching the passion of painting, drawing, and sculpting has lead to intense and often rapid style shifts and movements. From abstract color fields, calligraphic expressionism, and minimalism to landscape and maximalist gestural styles, Christian’s process strives to produce artworks of which rigid definitions inexplicably escape.
Each artwork is 100% hand crafted, from the stretcher bars to the application of paint. This dedication to process, high quality material, and visceral imagery/object-hood shines in every individual piece.
2015, Associates in the Arts, Central Lakes College
2020, Bachelors in Fine Art, University of Minnesota
2017, University of Minnesota Art Contest Winner
2017, Arts Quarter Festival, Regis West Gallery
2017, Student Art Show, Coffman Memorial Union Student Art Gallery
2018, Arts Quarter Festival, Regis West Gallery
2019, Thaw, New Rules, Minneapolis
2019, Trash The Garden, Vine Arts Center, Minneapolis
2019, Artist in Residence, Rafter