Name Name

title
descript
Username:
Password: *
Remember me
* Forgot your password? Click Here

Chris Ballantyne: Paintings

  • Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Art
  • With a deft hand and a quirky sense of humor, Brooklyn-based artist Chris Ballantyne highlights the desolate emptiness of American landscapes. In his paintings and murals, graphically rendered structures are isolated on flat fields of color, underscoring the anti-social effects of our built environment.

    “Growing up in a military family and moving to different parts of the country, there was a certain familiarity to the kinds of houses and neighborhoods," says the artist. "They were a series of suburban developments built in separate regions of the country, always on the outskirts of larger cities, at the exit ramps of interstate highways, and all very similar in age and design. My own notions of space developed out of this cultural landscape which was striving for an individual sense of personal space, consciously economic, and somewhere between urban and rural.”


    SHARE

    Tags:

    Comments:

    RELATED

    Sea of Glass

  • The coastal landscape of West Wales provides the setting for this little dreamlike gem.
  • more
  • Eco Finger Paint

  • Safe and natural creative fun for kids
  • more
  • Leaked Document Exposes Obama's Climate Strategy

  • Confidential memo outlines key messages the Obama administration wants to convey at UN climate talks in Mexico in November.
  • more