This painting began with a hand-drawn grid as the framework. The grid was then overlaid with interlocking ovoids, creating new petal-like shapes from their intersections. The resulting geometric construction, guileless lines and strategic use of color combine to form an ever changing, visually engaging and playful exploration of the enigmatic relationship between simplicity and complexity.
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.
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.