Christopher Green’s mesmerising oil paintings explore the effects of light on surfaces, from chrome tea pots to the vital spark in the eye of a big cat.
After studying illustration in Manchester, Chris found himself in the enviable position of being represented by one of London’s leading illustration agencies, and his clients included Penguin books, Saatchi and Saatchi and Sainsbury’s and has created everything from TV credits of the covers of the internationally best-selling Rumpole series by John Mortimer.
A change in direction for Chris saw his work move to mural and special effects based art and he expanded his ciient base worldwide working with clients such as Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Walt Disney.
Chris took another change in direction yearning to follow his personal passion hyper realism, fascinated by the idea of balance and much of his subject matter is very nearly symmetrical or centrally balanced to heighten the sensation of focusing in.
He takes numerous photographs from slightly different angles and in slightly varied lighting, which allows him to ‘see round corners’ and achieve a more convincing, apparently 3d image.
Rather than going on to create a faithful reproduction of the photographs themselves, he uses them as reference points for the creation of his alternative idealised reality.