Christopher Griffith

My process has always focused on simplicity. Initially in photography and now in painting, my work employs varied forms of graphic minimalism in a need to communicate ideas in the most reductive forms. FOURPLAY combines my impulse towards graphic minimalism with simple words to create a dialogue using a limited vocabulary. 

Communication with only four letter words places gravity to the meaning and possible rationale to why it has been selected. We live in an era of incessant commentary on platforms that were scarcely available a generation ago resulting in an ever pervasive use of words. Words can most certainly be used for enlightenment and educating, but equally they have become vehicles for intolerance and the spread of misinformation. 

FOURPLAY presents abstractions of single words, that once fully realised confronts the viewer to question their perception of words and how they employ them in their own lives.

Christopher Griffith

KOOL AID, 2021 

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm

Christopher Griffith

KOOL AID, 2021 

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm

Christopher Griffith

MASS, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm 

Christopher Griffith

MASS, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm 

Christopher Griffith

SERVE & PROTECT, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm 

Christopher Griffith

SERVE & PROTECT, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm 

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Artist Profile

Christopher Griffith

Born 1970 in Toronto, Canada

Lives and works in Stuyvesant, NY

Education

1993

Ph.D Genetics Engineering, University College London, London, UK

1990

B.Sc. Molecular Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Exhibitions

2019

ECC, Palazzo Bembo, In Memoriam, Venice, Italy

LightField Festival, Hudson Hall, Tree Rings, Hudson New York, USA

2015

Australian Wildlife Conservancy Benefit, Never Never, New York City, USA

2013

New Yorker Passport to the Arts, Aperture Gallery, The Delta, New York City, USA

2010

Randall Walker Gallery, States, New York City, USA

Randall Walker Gallery, Blown, New York City, USA

2008

Galerie Crone, Blown, Berlin, Germany

National Arts Club, Blown, New York City, USA

2005

Panopticon Gallery, States & Fall, Boston, USA

Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Fall, Philadelphia, USA

Publications

2015

Shine, Auditorium Editions, NYC

2009

Blown, Auditorium Editions, NYC

2004

Fall, Powerhouse Books, NYC

2001

States, Powerhouse Books, NYC

Selected Press

2010

Leibling, BLOWN, Crone Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2009

Toronto Star, Drama in Blown Out Tires by Murray White

2008

Creative Review, Auditorium Editions, Review, December

Creative Review, BLOWN, August

2006

Sierra Magazine, Fall Fashion by Jennifer Hattam

2004

CBS Sunday Morning, Fall

2002

Step Inside Design, This is not photoshop by Emily Potts

2000

Saturday Night, Canada, The Big Shots

Graphics, UK, Easy Rider by Chris Barrett

Creative Review, Out of the Ordinary by Helen Walters

Works

KOOL AID, 2021 

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm

MASS, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm

SERVE & PROTECT, 2021

Oil, wax, stone dust on canvas

122 cm x 154 cm 

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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