Chris Langstroth has been a full-time artist for 20 years after graduating from the Ontario College of Art, and later Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions, and has his works in many corporate and private collections.
Searching for the most compelling combination of imagery and abstract paint quality, Langstroth often makes his work balance on the edge of abstraction and figuration.
“I enjoy the physicality of thick paint and use knives to smear on one wet layer over another or to excavate through existing layers. Although I strive for a certain ‘visual plausibility’ in my work, representational accuracy is not my prime objective. The most enigmatic and interesting qualities particular to painting have to do with the transformation of pigment in paste to an image on canvas. I am, therefore, seeking to retain some visual evidence of the process used in making the image as a subtext for reading or interpreting it.” — Chris Langstroth
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