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Christian Little

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Southampton, NY

Birth year

Lives in
Kingston, NY

Works in
Kingston, NY


SUNY New Paltz, 2015, MFA
SUNY New Paltz, 2005, BFA

figurative, psychedelic surrealism, tasty, fresh, surreal, Musical, Goddesses, gods, figures, masks, nostalgic, aged, faded, rad, raucous, ceremony, tribal, ritual, collage, creepy, mixed media, fine line, narrative mixed-media surrealism mixed-media


My paintings are based on contradiction: they are simultaneously erotic and sterile, stiff and fluid, analytic and absurd, representational and abstract, actual and artificial.  My most recent body of work examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex, body image, drama and the lives of others.  The faux-finishing, decorative painting and trompe l’oeil techniques I use encourage a self-conscious artifice that allows objects and spaces to both embrace and resist their inherent lack of dimension.  I am also influenced by 1980s commercial illustration: illustration that maintains a departure from perceived reality while giving the impression that it is mimicking tangible things and places.  Like a set on daytime or reality TV, pornography or a commercial, my paintings allude to, yet are removed from, the “real world”.  My work and its source material imply an understanding of reality, but waive recognition in favor of spectacle.

Recent Exhibits

Christian Little participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2016 35 Works on Paper
Beers London
Jul, 2016 Me and My Arrow
Zieher Smith & Horton
May, 2016 Beautiful Object: Upsetting Still life
Jeffrey Leder Gallery   
Apr, 2016 Lover
Thierry Goldberg Gallery
Feb, 2012 Foolsgold Valentine's
RH Gallery
Jun, 2011 Full Circle
Sara Nightingale Gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for Christian Little

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