Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Box.
Christopher, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am a self-taught artist and self-proclaimed renaissance man. I work mainly with acrylic; however, I love exploring new ways to express myself. I have recently incorporated silk screening and watercolors into my work. I love working with my hands and have even stretched my own canvases sometimes.
Many artists work years to be able to create a style or look that is uniquely theirs. I feel lucky that my “style” has always been there. Over the past 15 years, I have definitely grown, developed and curated that “feel.”
Being an artist runs in my family. The need to create and express myself is a part of me as my sense of humor. It’s always a little off and maybe more than a little bit off color. But at the heart of it, what I create is meant to inspire and spark conversation.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I frequently get asked what “style” my art is. My immediate response has always been that it is more of a lifestyle than a style. I don’t make art because I want to… I make art because I have to.
A few of my signature “moves” is my innate ability to layer color and movement in a way that is intended to evoke an emotional response. I work a lot with texture, my actual hands and fingertips, and even makeup brushes. (I love the way they whip and swirl paint)
I don’t paint things. I paint how the world makes me feel. I want people to either love or hate what I produce. I believe Boy George said it best – it’s better to be looked at than looked over. As a creator and an artist I always give myself the room, I need to grow. It’s ok to make ugly things. It’s not ok to sit on the sidelines and not do anything.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
The truth is art can be made at any budget. Think outside of the box… stretch your own canvases or buy used art at thrift stores and paint over it. If it’s in you to create then money will never be a real obstacle.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work is currently on display at Neimans Northpark at Pure Beauty Salon & Spa. In addition, private showings can be scheduled at my North Dallas studio and gallery space. My new website is scheduled to launch at the end of this month – www.theflipartist.com.
To keep up with my latest and greatest creations, you can follow my journey on Instagram @theflipartist
- Address: The Flip Artist Studio
Artists on Monroe Gallery
Dallas TX 75229
- Website: www.theflipartist.com
- Phone: 214-614-2442
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theflipartist/