Jun 23, 2016
This week sees the return of the once thought lost Mark Staff Brandl!
From his site:
Chris Dennis grew up in, England. He studied natural history
illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and this
classical training is evident in his current
therianthropic work. After completing his BA (Hons)
at the University of Wolverhampton he relocated to the United
States, and in 2000 earned his MFA from the University of Art in
San Francisco. In 2010 after a period in Berlin, Chris made
Auckland his home. He has exhibited in New Zealand, Europe and
across the United States.
He currently resides in Zürich, Switzerland.
My paintings are perhaps best described as ‘Narrative expressionism’ or ‘internalized portraiture’. The stories behind these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces have been carefully obfuscated and invite the viewer to create their own narrative, bringing to mind facets or emotions that maybe more difficult to confront if not disguised behind a mask.