Skin - Christopher Hanson
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Born in Wolverhampton 1980 Christopher has had an interest in drawing and painting since he was a small child. He undertook a BA (Hons) Fine Arts degree and furthered his studies at the London Atelier of Representational Art. His work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions in London and Nottingham. Last year Christopher’s painting Osun Womi - from his Music and Spiritually Exhibition - was selected for the BP Portrait Award and the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition 2020.
Christopher’s signature works are large scale realistic portraits of subjects using traditional painting methods inspired by the ‘Old Masters’ that show great accuracy, technical skill and detail, he aims not only to capture their likeness but the essence of his sitters. Christopher has developed his own methodology of painting black skin influenced by his extensive research into french painter Jacques Majorelle.
These beautiful paintings explore the issues of perception and the various representations of dark skin and how British society and the media perceives black skin in relation to beauty standards and ideals.
Christopher will be hosting a painting workshop at The Humble Gallery on Tuesday 14th December 5.30 pm to 7.30pm were he will discuss his latest exhibition followed by a workshop demonstrating his technique of painting dark skin.
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