Fluid Paintings
Limited Editions


The paintings and how they evolve

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The Paintings and how they Evolve The success of each fluid painting depends on many factors: the different media used and how they interact with each other, together with lighting, temperature control and air currents. Even simple dust particles play a part in the feel of some of the paintings.  Some fluid paintings may take 24 hours or more to develop while others might happen instantly; therefore Chris has to constantly monitor the events taking place. Sometimes nothing will happen for hours and then suddenly it will all come together. Patience plays a large part in the process, and as it is a naturally occurring event, Chris can't hurry the process or even slow it down if it is happening too fast.

Kinetic
Muybridge Motion I
Muybridge Motion I
Diasec
70cm x 100cm
Muybridge Motion II
Muybridge Motion II
Diasec
70cm x 100cm
Muybridge Motion II
Muybridge Motion III
Diasec
70cm x 100cm
Muybridge Motion IV
Muybridge Motion V
Black Ash Frame
90cm x 120cm
Pastel Escape II
Pastel Escape II
Diasec
70cm x 100cm
Pastel Escape III
Pastel Escape III
Diasec
70cm x 100cm
Persuit
Centrifugal Light
Centrifugal Light
White Ash Frame
62cm x 126cm
Journey of Dreams
Journey of Dreams
White Ash Frame
62cm x 126cm
Centrifugal Flight II
Centrifugal Flight II
Black Ash Frame
82cm x 102cm
Centrifugal IV
Centrifugal IV
Black Ash Frame
82cm x 102cm
Recoil
Recoil
Black Ash Frame
92cm x 125cm
Veils of Confusion I
Veils of Confusion I
Dusky Ash Frame
79cm x 106cm
Veils of Confusion II
Veils of Confusion II
Dusky Ash Frame
79cm x 106cm
Tentaculate
Poseidons Static
Poseidon’s Static
Float Frame
98cm x 132cm
Cupids Garden
Cupid’s Garden
Black Ash Frame
92cm x 125cm
Hot Froth
Hot Froth
Diasec
60cm x 100cm
Contrasts IV
Contrasts IV
Black Ash Frame
82cm x 106cm
Contrasts IV
Contrasts V
Black Ash Frame
82cm x 106cm
Drifting Intentions I
Drifting Intentions I
Black Ash Frame
86cm x 116cm
Drifting Intentions IV
Drifting Intentions IV
Black Ash Frame
86cm x 116cm
Captivate
Tender Constraint I
Tender Constraint I
Black Ash Frame
97cm x 72cm
Tender Constraint II
Tender Constraint II
Black Ash Frame
97cm x 72cm
Tender Constraint III
Tender Constraint III
Black Ash Frame
97cm x 72cm
Tender Constraint IV
Tender Constraint V
Black Ash Frame
97cm x 72cm


Fluid Paintings
Unique One-Offs


Capturing the Fluid Painting

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The precise moment at which Chris decides to capture the moving painting, is vital, as the ‘right moment’ can pass in a millisecond. The special optics and lighting systems used to photograph these unique moving paintings have been developed by Chris and his Father, Peter Parks, the Academy Award and Oscar winning film maker. As well as modern optics, Chris also uses older optics, some over 150 years old, to get the exact feel he is looking for.
Kinetic
Muybridge Motion IV
Muybridge Motion IV
Diasec
140cm x 100cm
Evolution
Valkerie
Valkerie’s Return
Set of 6 Diasec
79cm x 202cm