NOT WOOD, CERAMICS CHRISTOPHER DAVID WHITE

Christopher David White statement:

With nature undergoing a perpetual transformation, everything derived from nature is subject to the same repetitive cycle of growth and decay—of life and death. Change is a constant reminder that permanence is the ultimate illusion. It is through the creation of hyper-realistic sculpture that I explore the relationship between nature, man, and the phenomenon of impermanence.

NOT WOOD, CERAMICS CHRISTOPHER DAVID WHITE

 

I seek to expose the beauty that often results from decay while, at the same time, making my viewer question their own perception of the world around them. To accomplish this, I begin by observing instances of decay within my surroundings that I find inspiring due to form, color, or texture. With clay as my medium of choice I then meticulously render by hand those elements, taking advantage of clay’s innate ability to mimic a wide variety of materials.

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I utilize trompe l’oeil as a stylistic choice to emphasize the concept that our understanding of the world is an illusion. The juxtaposition of natural and man-made features in combination with the skewing of scale, proportion, and material, helps in creating an altered perception – forcing the viewer to look closer.

NOT WOOD, CERAMICS CHRISTOPHER DAVID WHITE

Christopher David White is an American artist currently living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Bedford, Indiana in 1976.

 

 

 

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