The Artist and his Work
Abstract artist, Chris Parks, creates an ethereal world through his dynamic fluid paintings which capture light, movement and depth in a totally unique way.
Using mixed media within a liquid medium, Chris creates moving fluid paintings which continually change and develop over time and are frozen at a particular moment in time through the use of photography.
All the paintings are naturally occurring events that Chris creates in his studio using organic ingredients. Nothing is digitally manipulated in any way: all colours are visible at the time of capturing the image. Organic particles are used to add a natural randomness to the flow and feel of the images. The paintings only exist for a moment before they evolve into something different and the desired effect is gone forever.
Having studied Engineering at Imperial College, London and then Design at the Royal College of Art, London, much of Chris's professional life has been concerned with the oceans, film and photography. The fluid paintings that he creates are both inspired by, and draw on the movements and dynamics that he has discovered whilst filming some of the smallest organisms that inhabit the oceans.
It is this rare combination of engineer, artist and photographer, combined with his experiences under the sea, that has enabled Chris to produce work that is not only created in a way that is totally unique, but which is also unparalleled in its fluidity, movement and subtlety .
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