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Chris’s photography practice primarily encompasses two distinct bodies of work: landscapes and interiors that are deliciously devoid of human presence, and portraits that capture the very essence of the individual. Compositions are characterised by the artist’s distinctive framing and focus, either straight on like a window into another dimension, or a moment that’s been frozen in time with laser-like concentration on a singular point.

The artist writes of his work:
“Borders, barriers, transitions, and divisions are fundamental to the universe. Life began when primitive structures developed that separated inside from outside. Gravity shapes galaxies and gives us up vs down. Natural and artificial distinguish between what we affect and what we have yet to influence. Interfaces and intersections are everywhere.”

Chris resides with his partner in London and will be making a trip to the Southern USA later this year to pursue his ‘Last Chance’ series, capturing liquor stores on the borders that separate wet and dry counties.

 


Upcoming/Current Exhibitions

   

Awards and Prizes

2016 National Open Art Competition Best Photography Award sponsored by Naylor
2015 Big Sky Photography Experience Award. National Open Art Competition Prize Winner.
2014 Second place in the public's choice out of 70 artworks at the 2014 Salon des Refusés.

Past Exhibitions:

2016 20th National Open Art Competition Winners' Exhibition Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
2016
National Open Art Winter Exhibition, Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE. More here
2016 The Rooftop Collective Edition V, Clerkenwell Gallery, Clerkenwell Green, London. EC1R 0DP. Part of photomonth east.
2016 National Open Art Pop Up, Arundel Castle, Arundel.
2015 National Open Art Winners' Gallery, Pallant House, Chichester.
2015 National Open Art Competition, Royal College of Art, London
2015 Affordable Art Fair. With Curious Duke Gallery. London.
2015 What on Earth? Two-person show with Julian Hanford, Curious Duke Gallery. London. Part of photomonth east 2015.
2015 Solo show Interfaces and Intersections Goldcrest films, London.
2014 London LivesOil and Water Gallery, Wandsworth Town, London.
2014 The Rooftop Collective Edition III at Curious Duke Gallery, London. Part of photomonth east 2014. 
2014 Affordable Art Fair Mexico City with Decorazon Gallery.
2014 Affordable Art Fair New York with Decorazon Gallery.
2014 Best of the Salon des Refusés. London Newcastle Project Space, London. Details here.
2014 Salon des Refusés 2014, London. Curated by Happenstance
2014 People and Places, Oil and Water Gallery, Wandsworth Town, London.
2013 Holiday Show, M2 Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
2013 The Frontline Club 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The Prix Bayeux Awards, Le Radar Gallery, Bayeux. Photographs from the Frontline Club, London.
2013 Crossing Borders, Susan Mumford Art Projects + Consultancy, Oxford American, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
2013 Spaces in Transition, Hanmi Gallery, London, Curated by Maria Marro-Perrera.
2012 The Rooftop Collective Edition IItheprintspace, London.
2012 Distilled Memory, Susan Mumford art projects + consultancy, Pop-up Exhibition at the Framers Gallery, London.
2011 The Everyday, Rooftop Collective exhibition, The Rooftop Gallery, Soho, London. Curated by Susan Johnson-Mumford.

Press

2013 Crossing Borders, by Ryan Spark, Southern Glossary
2013 The British Are Coming, by Leslie Newell Peacock, Arkansas Times
2013 Spaces in Transition, by blogger Trevor To, Fitzrovia Art Walk

Publications

Leica Myself (2013)

Art is Your Life. Make it Your Living. Susan Mumford, Chris King (2015)

Collections

The Frontline Club, London

City Dental, City of London

Projects

2012-Ongoing: Director and Producer of weekly image for Be Smart About Art’s Sunday reading blog.

 

 

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