The earth's song, oil on canvas, 195x97 cm
It's a real alchemy that develops throughout the process of the construction of a painting and from the duel of the brushes against the canvas true painting will be the victor of such a breath-taking fight. Chris, whose real name is Christian Weppe, works on several paintings at the same time going frantically from one another with the desire of perfection, passing through euphoric moments to doubt, opposing the achieved and non-achieved while trying to reach an unending quest.
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Since 1972, the year during which he had his first exhibition in Béthune, Northern France, Chris has been investing himself in a kind of long marathon that has led him to essentiality by observing a simple but mesmerising environment. He has been giving deep and divine renderings to simple objects, ruins or vegetation all along an initiatory process by mastering such colours as ocre, sepias and browns mixed with gold and silver tones and by composing a unique symphony exhilarating time that goes by, the disappearance of things and the representation of human ghosts originating from the prehistoric era and its mysteries as well as these flocks and symbols drawn on rocks and strangely present for thousands of years.
The works of this 42-year-old painter, so well accomplished, deliver a clear message about the past and the future of man that also glorifies creation and the questions that arise from it.
Chris, who was awarded so many gold medals in prestigious Salons during his career, promises to become one of the foremost contemporary artists of the XXIst Century and his works, bought by many art lovers, should reach new peaks price-wise.
Hymn to life, oil on canvas, 120x89 cm
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