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Chris Stevens  London, UK

Oil on canvas
'National Product'
Oil on canvas

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About Chris

Chris Stevens studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. He is a figurative painter who has exhibited regularly since graduating in 1978. He has been a prizewinner in the BP Portrait Award, 50 over 50 and more recently in the Painted Faces exhibition organised by the Saatchi Gallery and Windsor & Newton. Chris is a painter with the firm belief that art is a marriage between concept and technical accomplishment. The process of making a painting is as much a part of the work as the finished piece.

Chris describes his work by saying, “The underlying idea of societies stereotyping and bigotry is a constant theme in my work and has been since the early eighties. While this remains constant I take the opportunity to address issues, which affect me.”

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"interesting work, and fits in well with what is happening around the world at the moment e.g. this George Floyd thing and climate change. Forty world leaders have met for an extraordinary online summit to save the planet from catastrophic climate change-with US president Joe Biden telling them it was time to "step up"."

"beautiful work"

"Truly captured the contemplation in his face. Powerful!"

"I like this piece very much. The use of color along with the contrast of the grayscale really emphasize the figure. Strong, beautiful image."

"Great work!"

"Looks like a more restrained Kehinde Wiley."

"Wonderful and fresh! I want to see more!"


"great use of color and texture. nice chiaroscuro on the face as well."

"I love this painting!! The texture in the water is amazing! I also like the expression on the man's face."

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