Lot 276 - Christopher Gee - Birch Trees at Night
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Christopher Gee (b.1987) is a British artist from Portsmouth, England. He lives and works on the Thames Estuary, Essex. His small scale works on paper explore stillness and isolated scenes. His paintings are informed by historic houses and landmarks, often forgotten or overlooked sites of familiarity and intrigue. Walking and collecting are key to his practice.
His graphic yet naïve-looking paintings, conjure places both historical and imagined, taking us on a fragmented journey through forested landscapes, vernacular architecture, and archaic towers. The intimacy and execution of these paintings convey themes of silence and solitude.
His influences include Northern Renaissance painting, Folk Art, the Romantic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and the naive paintings of Alfred Wallis. He also takes inspiration from the novels of Hermann Hesse and W.G. Sebald.
MA Drawing UAL Wimbledon College of Art London, 2012
BA Drawing UAL Camberwell College of Art London, 2010
Fine Art Foundation UAL Byam Shaw School Central Saints Martins London, 2007
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London Nov 2022 - Jan 2023
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London 2021
Winter Show, Amanda Aldous Gallery, Hampshire 2021
Winter Exhibition, 155a Gallery, Dulwich, London 7 Dec 2020 — 23 Jan 2021
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London Dec 2020 — Jan 2021
Sophie Breitmeyer, The Art Registry, London 2020
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