Chris Waddington

Chris Waddington

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  Artist: Chris Waddington
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Chris Waddington Artist Bio:

Leaving the house is something i dislike intensely ,i prefer to hide away in my small studio working, but often when a painting is finished i have to escape its hold on me and travel to the opposite side of London,to the city and east end, losing myself in it's dynamic energy, which feels like an intoxication,a heady mixture of the ancient and modern. Then i feel calmer and sense that the work is completed, an odd routine but one i have engaged in for years. My work is a combination of the abstract and the figurative coexisting side by side. I feel as if I am standing on a pier looking down at the sea ebbing and flowing around me, the tides shifting in a timeless present. Neither looking backwards or forwards. ' That our English artists are dull enough at inventions but when once a foreigne pattern is sett, they imitate so well that commonly they exceed the originall ' Christopher Wren 1694. Some of my favourite artists are: William Kent,Hogarth,early Picasso/cubism.Early modernism.Edvard Munch,Heckel,Old masters.Dutch golden age.C.R.W.Nevinson,Vorticists,JMW Turner,Early Francis Bacon.British abstract painters and sculptors of the 1950s/60s.Richard Serra-fulcrum. What i love about making my drawings and pictures is seeing how it slowly but surely develops over time through the struggles into being a vision, a vision of belief in depiction,which you know is present early on,but which you cannot quite 'see' ,a seed not yet fully nourished.It seems buried,murky, like a mucky infant waiting for light and direction,or some mythical ghost just out of reach. Chris Waddington is an English artist.Born into the year of the Cuban missile crisis 1962, the year Andy Warhol painted his first soup can painting which also happened to be the same year Marilyn Monroe, one of his most famous subjects, died,and 'Telstar' relayed the first live Trans-Atlantic television signal.I was born in Yorkshire but grew up in an English army town in Oxfordshire,next to a US airbase during the cold war.One of my earliest recollections of seeing art was seeing a painting by the seventeenth century English civil war artist William Dobson in London's Tate gallery. . Style for its own sake does not interest me (although this plays a part in presentation) as style in itself is meaningless,once you have painted more than three images you will have more than one 'unique' or 'original'style. Painting and drawing is an evolving art that moves in cycles. It is also a'slow' art,meaning that although it functions as a sign language (glyph)and can be seen in a flash like an advert,it can still reward contemplation,it is in the stillness of the image that the freedom lives,similar to contemplating the surface of a lake(appearances can be deceptive).Subjects present themselves at any given moment due to a combination of chance allied with continuous working and looking,not from some great master plan or strategy. Some times I listen to music when working,but if I am drawing prefer silence,this aids the concentration and intuition. Chris Waddington Q. What do you like? A. Nothing and everything. I like to watch the swallows dive on a balmy day. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=04pgMD3C8W4