Rockville
 
Maryland

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

I think of my oil painting as an exercise in abstracting physical forms to offer viewers a fresh perspective of the subject. Through the use of color, brush stroke, and texture I design different ways to recognizably recreate the physical mass on a two dimensional plane. It is in my creative abstraction of color, scale and texture that my painting elevates a subject’s complexity and highlight different avenues for a viewer to explore.

From a distance a detail may look like a seamless color field, yet, up close it transforms into a moving swirl of hues. Paintings viewed from the side often reveal textures hidden head-on. Subjects that may appear dull through photography can be revived through the creative interpretation of a painting. It is in these deliberate decisions that I offer a unique take on my subjects.

All work by Christopher

Christopher Mangan
2016, 60" x 36", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2016, 40" x 30", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2016, 36" x 36", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 40" x 40", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 36" x 60", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 60" x 36", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 48" x 30", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 24" x 30", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 24" x 30", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2015, 36" x 36", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2014, 20" x 16", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2014, 60" x 36", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2014, 40" x 30", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2014, 24" x 18", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2014, 24" x 18", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2013, 30" x 40", Oil on Canvas
Christopher Mangan
2011, 28" x 22", Oil on Canvas Board
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Christopher Mangan
2011, 44" x 28", Oil on Canvas Board
Christopher Mangan
2010, 28" x 22", Oil on Canvas Board
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