Chris Ernst “Swamp Thing” acrylic

Chris Ernst   “Swamp Thing”  acrylic

Artist Statement
My work transforms the familiar primarily via color selection and the painterly qualities present when painting by hand.  Popular culture is a vital reference for me throughout the creative process. I am drawn to working with acrylic paint and through silk screen printing. Punk music, hip hop and skateboard and surf culture are all huge influences of mine. I prefer complementary, vibrant colors and lines. I enjoy creating tension for the viewer visually and intellectually.  I am interested in the tension a composition holds when seemingly contradictory elements are present–tension created through specific color and semiotic creative decisions in my compositions.


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September 27, 2018