With a 23-year background in tattooing and graphic design, “Professor” Christopher Hall has developed a purposeful style and a keen eye for color composition that he expresses in his acrylic painting practice.
Drawing heavily on a deep culture of tattooing symbolism, Hall translates a mixture of these images into fresh contemporary works of bright, eye-catching palettes and design. Utilizing digital software tools to complete the majority of the preliminary work allows him to responsively manipulate the composition and palettes before painting them onto canvas. HisLoftseries - exploring the juxtaposition of birds with Art Deco and Art Nouveau inspired backgrounds - exemplifies his technique. The play of realism over intrusive pop art in these works resolve into elegant and engaging images.
Christopher Hall holds a diploma in Graphic Design from Canadore College, ON. His works are held in private collections in Canada and the United States.
A curated selection of Christopher's artwork is available for in-person viewing at SOCIAL SPACE Hamilton,8 Cottage Avenue, Hamilton event on May 3 (opening evening), May 4-5 (10 am to 4pm each day or by appointment) and available for advance online viewing and purchase on April 25, 2024.