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Christopher Mudgett

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Brothers, 2012 Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas 36 X 48 X 2 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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Woman II, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 36 X 2 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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Black White Girl, 2012 Acrylic and Chalk on Canvas 14 X 18 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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Twenty - Two, April 22, 2012. Linocut 12 X 9 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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Cowboy, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 14 X 11 X 2 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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The Musician, 2012 Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas 30 X 24 X 2 Inches © © MUDGETT 2012
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The Churchgoers, 2012 Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas 40x30 © Christopher Mudgett
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Boy & Dog, 2013 Oil on Canvas 30x40 © Christopher Mudgett
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Boy & Bear, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 36 X 2 Inches © © MUDGETT 2013
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Girl & Horse, 2013 Wax & Acrylic on Paper 48 X 39 X 1 Inches © © MUDGETT 2013
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Girl Falling from Horse, 2013 Wax & Acrylic on Paper 51 X 40 X 1 Inches © Mudgett 2013
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1982
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
Tags
expressionism, klee, Matisse, picasso, Basquiat, De Kooning, Dubuffet, Calder, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
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