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Thursday, July 15, 2010

POW with Chris Brett: Canadian Urban Contemporary Artist

“Don’t Hate” by Chris Brett
19” x 15”
Mixed Media on Masonite (framed)


For our weekly installment of POW (Piece of the Week) we chose recently transplanted artist (from Toronto to Vancouver BC) Chris Brett. Brett's work is currently hanging at Bherd Studios for the "Character Development" exhibit showing through Fri, August 27th. His work has an old school cartoon style feel mixed with an urban contemporary flair. He's a talented up and comer who has been exhibited on both coasts of the US and multiple venues in Toronto, Canada. Don't miss out on your chance to see his work in person!

About the Artist:

Chris Brett is a mixed media artist from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Born and raised in Calgary, Chris grew up pulling influence from the fairgrounds of the Stampede, the train yards of rural Alberta, and the cure from boredom that Mad & Cracked Magazine provided. Chris has taken his interest in graffiti, cartoons & children's books, and placed it all in the artistic blender creating a hybrid of styles. His works tend to focus on themes of Love, Lust, Man vs. Nature, Manic joy & Heartbreak. Chris’ work has a slightly goofy and jaded sense of humor; a laugh to keep from crying sense of mania in rich color and dark tones. A reaction to the good & bad things that life can sometimes hand you...

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