Christian Little’s paintings come alive with trompe l'oeil, rhythmic scenes and textured surfaces that seem removed from the real world. His paintings are based on contradiction: they are simultaneously erotic and sterile, stiff and fluid, analytic and absurd, representational and abstract, actual and artificial. In his most recent body of work, Little examines a voyeur culture preoccupied with sex, body image, drama and the lives of others. The fauxfinishing, decorative painting and trompe l’oeil techniques he employs encourage a selfconscious artifice that allows objects and spaces to both embrace and resist their inherent lack of dimension.
Exhibitionists 16 (Salon), 2016
42 x 36 in
Acrylic and flashe on panel
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