Christopher Knowles (born 1959, USA) is an artist as well as a poet.Knowles' subjects are varied including objects, texts, buildings, portraits and sporting events. What unifies his paintings is their search for a true self in a changing world. At the crux of this show are subjects identifying with collective memory, casting ordinary people as well as superstars in vibrant colours in search for moments that define our identity and shape our lives. Compositionally his paintings are dense, covering the canvas from top to bottom. Space is flattened out, often merging figures with backgrounds to reveal reality both as the product of an unifying logic as much as forging a critical, hybrid view on the world and its versions of truth.Read More
Christopher Knowles currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Past solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Institute ofContemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico;Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York; Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid; TheLouvre Museum, Paris and Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.His poetry has been published in a variety of magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and Interview Magazine.His works are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of ModernArt, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam and numerous other international institutions and private collections.
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