If you haven’t stopped by the gallery recently, currently on exhibition is Infinite Color, guest curated by Mark Warren Jacques. I wanted to take some time and feature some in-depth material about the artists exhibiting in the show. So first up is Chris Valkov
CV: “I’ve been drawn toward technical and precise drawing and drafting ever since I can remember. I love composing schematic, diagram-like images filled with recognizable quirky objects unusually juxtaposed to create a strong visual impact and providing a loose, open ended narrative. My color use is sparing and flat which I find more striking and graphic. I began painting in late 2009 in a time of transition in my career moving from architectural drafting to professional tattooing. Having dedicated so much of my life to hand drafting led me to commemorate this respectful skill by capturing its core aesthetic onto large panels using paint. I immediately fell in love with the results. As my exploration evolves I often incorporate diagramatic, under-appreciated elements, unusually layered. Striving to invoke loose narratives, from humorous to daunting, I pay homage to graphic craftsmanship and look toward the future as I simply have too many interesting images in my head that I’d like to share with the world.”
For more on his work check out his website. His tattoos featured on there are awesome!