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Christian Little

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Exhibitionists #8, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #7, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #6, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #5, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #4, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #3, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #2, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Exhibitionists #1, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Soft Opening #4, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Soft Opening #3 (Cool Down), 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36 X 36 X 3 Inches © Christian Little
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Soft Opening #2, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Soft Opening #1, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Hard Feelings #2, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Body Image #3 (Sweat), 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Body Image #2, 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Body Image #1 (Weights), 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Shower Gel, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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(Small Death) On the Observation Deck, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Gymnasium, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Sextuple Dutch, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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(Woodworking) On the Observation Deck, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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1-900-REFLECT, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Safe Sex (Multitasking), 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Spilt Milk, 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36" X 36" © Christian Little
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Marble Sundae (Hot Date), 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 24" X 24" © Christian Little
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Marble Sundae (Chocolate), 2014 Acrylic on Wood Panel 24" X 24" © Christian Little
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Body Image #3 (Sweat), 2015 Acrylic on Wood Panel 36” X 36” © Christian Little
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Southampton, NY
Birth year
1982
Lives in
Kingston, NY
Works in
Kingston, NY
Schools
SUNY New Paltz, 2015, MFA
SUNY New Paltz, 2005, BFA
Tags
narrative mixed-media surrealism mixed-media, fine line, mixed media, creepy, collage, ritual, tribal, ceremony, raucous, rad, faded, aged, nostalgic, masks, figures, gods, Goddesses, Musical, surreal, fresh, tasty, psychedelic surrealism, figurative
Statement

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.

 

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