Homotopia: Chris Von Steiner
4 November 2009 – 7 January 2010 (Extended)
This exhibition showcases the work of digital French artist Chris Von Steiner whose work combines the pop icons of his youth with bold colours,elements from movies, music, books and television. He draws on dreams and desires to create digital nightmares.
“I’m a digital artist. No brush, no paint, no pen. With my mouse, my computer and a little help from Adobe Illustrator(c), I tell strange stories and freaky tales, where people can lose themselves like I lose myself. Sitting alone at dark in front of my computer, drawing, sampling, looping and editing what’s in the tortured brain of the sick teenager I was and will always remain.
Like a popstar whose striking good songs touch your heart and haunt your mind, I want to share my wildest dreams and my deepest fears. No rule, no key or theory to understand/explain my work. What You See Is What You Get: emotion.”
A digital artist from France, Von Steiner combines the pop icons of his youth with bold colours, elements from movies, music, books, or television, using his fantasies, dreams and desires to create digital nightmares of teenage fancies and bizarre fetishes tales.
His digital paintings have been shown through Europe and USA and is a regular exhibitor with Strychnin Gallery in London, Berlin and New York. He has participated in group shows alongside artists such as Banksy, Tracey Emin, Blek le Rat and Sam Taylor Wood.
Chris will be showing new work alongside selected images from his previous collections The Snow King and Lost of Dreamland Forest.
Homotopia website: www.homotopia.net
© Chris Von Steiner