|Theatre of the Whole World  oil on panel 45 x 68 cm|
|Washed Up  oil on canvas 137 x 183 cm|
|Whistling in the Dark  oil on canvas 137 x 183 cm|
|Slow March of the Tides  oil on panel 38 x 57 cm|
|Leviathan  pencil on paper 25 x 35 cm|
Christopher Stevens is a hyper-realist artist who has long been fascinated by the transformation that takes place in the mind when one scrutinizes the very small. What seems at first an insignificant detail becomes an entire landscape. What seemed minuscule becomes vast. He's peered at and explored pieces of cloth and carpet and tiny portions of photographs printed in magazines. But his greatest fascination has been the transformation of paint itself. The idea of paint as a medium which can be used to represent anything else on a two dimensional surface is toyed with here in a fascinating way. He depicts in two dimensions, the three dimensions of paint on the palette. In this way the paint becomes a world of its' own, full of unique landscapes and creatures and mysterious forms that rise up from the surface as if from a new sea. It is a fascinating and happy marriage of high artistic concept with meticulous and compelling execution.
You can see more of his work at the website of his gallery: www.mummeryschnelle.com
I'd like to thank visualinventory.blogspot.com for making me aware of this artist.