Q:you are so talented such an inspiration! keep doing what you do my art is nothing compared to yours but you can check it out if you want to
Often I, like many other artists, have compared my work to others. It’s natural. But I honestly find it to be unfair and fruitless.
My advice to you right now, and always is to… continue creating, keep pushing, have a tough internal critic but stay positive, smile, have fun, make a god damn mess, stay up late, talk to other artists, see ALL the beauty equally in your flaws and successes, turn up your music, find paint in your hair, be honest, then create even more.
I looked at your work and I think its great. Never make an excuse or apologize. If its coming from your heart and you are enjoying what you do, you are victorious. Never stop.
My very best, Christopher.
I’m sorry that I feel this way but I know what I’m doing; I’ve kept my life a secret; I’ve been silent for years; Alone for a decade; Now nobody knows me
Q:Excuse me for this but I would want to know if you actually paint/draw the sculptures, took the photos or photo-transferred them on canvases. I would appreciate a reply but I would not mind too if you don't have time for that. Your creations are alluring and your style is resounding, I am deeply impressed, I say. Thank you for reading.
Lovely. I really appreciate your kind words and I always have time to answer questions.
Basically yes. All of the above. My work is built upon layers of paint, transfers, and other mediums.
I have detailed the tricky transfer process on my tumblr here: http://tmblr.co/Z6DD3xA-Zz30
I would encourage anyone to try it, and I would certainly make myself available to advise those along their path. As I’m sure there are creative minds who could do so much more with the technique than I…
Victoria MMXIII, Christopher
10 Favorite Artists of 2012
Ok, let me get this out in the open right from the start… I don’t really subscribe to “Art Contests” or “Artist Rankings”. However I do feel like acknowledging some of the artists that I’ve spent a great deal of time following this past year… I admire and respect each of them, as their talents have all had me pondering, “Why the fuck am I bothering with art?”
I hope you will discover something new… I am currently working hard on a new project set for early new year. I am extremely inspired and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
Victoria MMXIII! Love, Christopher
1 - Nicola Samori (http://www.nicolasamori.com/) - I was very very very lucky to catch his show in NYC this summer. God damn it. Glorious. I lust for his work hanging my home. It may scar my children, but i will own it.
2- Conor Harrington (http://conorsaysboom.wordpress.com/) - There’s no way to even describe his work. You could start by using the G word, but he is so much more. I’d kiss this man.
3 - Ian Francis (http://www.ifrancis.co.uk) - How he “half-renders” his subjects, and basically destroys his backgrounds… And don’t even get me started on his palette.
4 - Fabien Claude (http://fabienclaude.com/) - This artist is very new to me. I know virtually nothing about him. But I’m really loving what he does. Very dark.
5 - Kris Kuksi (http://kuksi.com/) - How does he even… Please stop. Fuck!
6 - Antony Micallef (http://www.antonymicallef.com/) - Been a fan for a long time. Love his range of style, but its the minimalist abstract portraits that really work my man-bits.
7 - Matthew Woodward (http://www.mattwoodwardart.com/) - Had some correspondence with this artist this year, and he is a true gentleman. His work is larger than life, his process is really intriguing, and the work is achingly beautiful.
8 - Joram Roukes (http://joramroukes.blogspot.com/) This isn’t something i would generally be into, but his palette and creativity are explosive. Explosive!
9 - Chad Wys (http://chadwys.com/) Chad is the type of artist that doesn’t really surround himself with too many boundaries. His mediums are many, and I find that very brave and motivational. Also, he puts his personal mark on a different era of art, and that, is certainly after my own heart.
10 - Bael (http://www.bael.co.uk/) Another new artist for me. Love how he contorts his subjects. Love the minimal style. Love the facelessness.
It’s Time To Believe In What Seems Untrue II. 07.2009. 36x48. Mixed media on canvas.
So I’m scheduled to have 3 brand new paintings photographed tomorrow… New work will be posted VERY soon, and this time I mean it…
In the meantime, here’s an oldie that I hope you will enjoy.
“The body of work I have created is heavily emotional-based rather than narrative. Casting aside personal/political agendas, I favor the challenge of delivering a purely emotional piece. Art on it’s most basic and primal level.
Fascinated by all things that find graceful ways of combining contrasting ideas, I strive to bring together dark & light, beauty & pain, victory & devastation. My work explores this complex mixture of emotion through a temperamental transfer process interwoven with layers of plaster, paint, and other mediums.
I am deeply moved and inspired by music, Bernini, mythology, the macabre, gladiators, my hair, intertwined bodies, drapery, battle axes, Giambologna, and the many powerful individuals that surround me…” -Christopher Lucania. Learn more about the artist here.
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When I win there will be a glorious parade of banners, hearts, and song. I shall ride a dragon adorned in gold, tall and terrible.
Set me upon path to march towards certain victory!
Looking for representation…
Getting to a point with sales inquires, that I desperately need representation. London, Vienna, Berlin, NYC. You assist; you get a painting.
I am a nice human (demigod).
Why is it that everyone who asks me a question ALWAYS prefaces it with, “I really don’t mean to bother you, but…”? People, I happily read and answer all questions.
Tall and terrible, dark of head, set upon a grand mace, ravenous as the sun. But fear not, I am true.
And I know… I know… no new work. Finishing up one last monster of a piece, then off to my photographer’s studio. Soon, sorry!