Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Christopher Savage at The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective
The visual image plays a large roll in our lives, drawing typically acts as the initial part of a process which ends in a different medium. However, Christopher finds drawing to be the simplest and most effective medium based on its immediacy and economy. His recent work is exploring the intersects between humanity and nature, specifically how we interact with the environment given the technological advancements and there cause and effect relationship with the environment. Aesthetically he looks to deconstruct what is seen and done into an encompassed image that presents the content in a simplified way. In doing this Chris hopes to allow the viewer to have to look deeper in order to put together the overall image and its implications. By utilizing techniques of repetition, pattern, and subject matter that conveys a sense of idealized beauty he looks to question how our ideals are informed by Art History. Historical themes are present within the content and the mediums of my recent work as a way to explore how our present knowledge of the past is ever more being informed by technology, which is as positive as it is problematic. From the first line of a piece to the last Christopher feels he develops better control over what he wants to achieve. Change becomes reliable as a way to learn and move forward.