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Christopher Mudgett

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Birth year
1982

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, figurative, abstract, modern, Calder, Dubuffet, De Kooning, Basquiat, picasso, Matisse, klee, expressionism

Artist Statement

Constraining my work to monochromatic renderings allows me to portray my subjects with a universality that transcends the limits of both color and shape. Not allowing color to determine form, nor form to define essence, I bring an existentialist quality to my work that many artists only achieve through abstraction. 

My subjects are contoured in a manner that is sometimes playful and always purposeful and my art is frequently achieved, technically, with single-line drawings. For me, the line is like Ariadne’s thread, leading us through the dark labyrinth of human existence. 

I play with my subjects, but respect their humanity. Perfection is an abstraction; imperfect existence is an art. I bend, but do not distort, I bruise, but do not break. Through careful choice of subject, color and technique, I am able to paint an exciting and insightful portrait of universal humanity that is race-less but not faceless. 


-Christopher Mudgett

Recent Exhibits

Christopher Mudgett participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Reconstructions Exhibit
bG BLEICHER/GORMAN
 
Aug, 2014 Farewell Sweet Summer
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
 
Aug, 2014 Baby Animals
bG BLEICHER/GORMAN
 
May, 2014 Three-Winged Chrysalis
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
 
Mar, 2014 Spectrum-Gestalt
Space G8A
 
Dec, 2013 “YES” AMERICA MARTIN BOOK RELEASE AND SIGNING. Also Featuring: “The Back Room” Winter Celebration Showcasing America Martin, James Verbicky, Robert Mars, Stallman, and Christopher Mudgett
JoAnne Artman Gallery
 
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