Details:

This painting has a distinct two-layer composition, where the background gives color and the inset foreground selects and shapes the viewer’s experience of the work. A dynamic interplay unfolds from the relationships of the negative and positive of the background and foreground.
Unframed

① Artwork:

For AR

This painting has a distinct two-layer composition, where the background gives color and the inset foreground selects and shapes the viewer’s experience of the work. A dynamic interplay unfolds from the relationships of the negative and positive of the background and foreground. Each cut-out, star-like negative uniquely reveals a color value, bouncing the viewer’s eye from each instance, while a strong diagonal movement also fights for their attention.

Christopher Dunlap’s magnetic images display precise geometric patterning and vibrant contrasting colors that both entrance the viewer and demand full visual engagement. The artist's compositions combine layers of oil paint, built up slowly and methodically, with visible brush strokes to create depth and vibration within the patterning itself. The resulting work leaves viewers feeling as if they are peering through a focused microscope, seeing only a small piece of a larger composition.

Specs:

30 inches
36 inches

③ Artist:

Christopher Dunlap

Christopher Dunlap’s magnetic images display precise geometric patterning and vibrant contrasting colors. The artist slowly and methodically builds up layers of oil paint and visible brush strokes to create depth and vibration within the patterning itself. Dunlap’s work gives viewers the impression of peering through a focused microscope—seeing only a special section of a much larger composition or totality.

Christopher Dunlap:
For AR, 2022
Oil and flashe on canvas
36.0 × 30.0 inches /