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Chris Kienke's avatar Chris Kienke

Chris Kienke’s current explorations and concerns in the studio revolve around a hybrid practice of painting and digital imagery. He is interested in creating images that make it difficult for the viewer to decipher the archeology between the painted layers and the printed image. Using the pixel as an expression of media, as a form of language, is the rudiments of the tele-visual display, it is the mechanical language of the monitor and lens. The images Kienke is using, reference a wide range of topics from violence and racism to sexuality and tele-visual imagery. The work contains sexual tension, a sensation of fear, a dose of paranoia, it hints at naughtiness, reminds of risk taking, implies escapism, hints at sneaking out, alludes to a subversion of authority, contains a flirtation with danger and has consequences for choices. The use of the fixed image(s) allows for a pause and a longer look at the image. Letting the work incubate in the mind of the viewer.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0
  • Medium: mixed media and paint
  • Width: 10
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 5