Friday February 26th
@ N.W.I.P.A 6350 SE Foster Rd, Portland, Oregon 97206
Premiering a bunch of new work, including a 7 foot tall painting that has more spray paint work then any of my other pieces. Small sneak peak below.
Come enjoy tasty beverages, good company, and an art or two!
Hope to see you there
Friday February 26th
Recently Jacob Lone Wolff interviewed me for the "Art Life Video Blog"
I feel a little self conscious about it, as I haven't really participated in many interviews, and would like to have refrained from going on some of the tangents I explored, and maybe explored a few others more thoroughly. If you wish to get a little better perspective on myself, my art, and my motivations, here's 36 minutes worth! Jacob interviews some really awesome, talented individuals, so the art life video blog is worth checking out.
Thanks for watching
"Clarity Emerging" is a paperback book collection of my paintings I just published. I've put in a lot of work over past two years, and am pretty happy with the evolution this has brought. Available on Amazon, link below.
Back in October I made a friend Named Saffire Bouchelion, who had a children's book he had written and needed someone to Illustrate and layout it out. We got together and and "The Groove Goblin" book was born. We completed it at the beginning of December, and am pretty darn happy with how it turned out!
The past few years, for me, has held an abundance of change. The type of face melting, head spinning, Doppler inducing, change that has helped evolve my style and myself, for better or worse. For years the paintings I produced were focused on social commentary, in an attempt to create a dialog, or inspire thought and emotion. After much personal exploration and growth, my work has begun to evolve to focus on the what inspires me and brings me joy. As I recognize the woes of the world aren’t going anywhere, and would like to promote the positive change. I still have the intention of holding a mirror to the world, but truly believe we need positive reinforcement, and solutions, to help us to unite, and appreciate. If all we focus on is injustice and hypocrisy, we’ll miss the exquisitely chaotic, breathtaking beauty of the world we are lucky enough to be immersed in.
The type of work I was creating to support myself also changed pretty dramatically. In the past digital art had been more of a focus, where as this year the primary focus has been on traditional mediums, and my studio ended up being outside a good amount of the time. A lot of this time was spent painting and doing caricatures around Portland, Astoria, Vancouver, and just bopping around Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Although I have not abandoned the digital realm, the projects, shows, murals, festivals, fairs and markets I was fortunate to participate in over the past year, were both satisfying, and enriched for me as an artist and a human. Here are just a few photos from the past years projects.
In an attempt to embrace all of this change. I am consolidating my once compartmentalized web presence, e.g. BrownBagStudios.com for my 3D, animation, and motion graphics work Catastropher.com for my Paintings, and so on. ChristopherCreath.com will now serve as my the universal hub for my web activities and most of the other sites will begin to point here soon.
I would love to share more about the past year and plans for the future, but the pigment is calls and I must depart, but will share more soon.
Thanks for the interest!