About

Bio

Chris is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He Studied ceramics and sculpture at the university of New Mexico and received a BFA in 2013.

Artist Statement

My designs are compilations of rudimentary marks that build upon one another to create greater compositions. Improvisation and intuition are what I rely on when working on a piece. These marks are simple in and of themselves, but as they add up, complexity, movement, and even narrative can emerge. My art is fundamentally abstract and I have no interest in directly referencing things or places. I can, however, allude to them in the language of abstraction. Anish Kapoor incapsulates this well stating, "It's root to meaning is much more poetic." Iā€™m inspired by the precision of technology. Machinery, for example, can be beautiful as a byproduct of its function. I've loved science fiction since I was a kid, so aspects of fantastical ships and tools tend to surface in my designs. I also have a great affinity for color. For me, colors are akin to the notes of a song and the lines I carve are the lyrics. Both play a role, but in different ways.