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Monday, October 21, 2013

Christopher Mir's paintings

Christopher Mir's paintings present a world populated by mythic figures, creatures, machines, and fragments of ambiguous forms. These elements are often positioned within idealized landscapes in dream-like circumstances . Mir’s paintings invite us to experience a series of paradoxical relationships and unsettling juxtapositions. His figures and landscapes are drawn from specific sources yet remain anonymous; his painting style is relatively tight and refined, but his works are emotionally evocative and resonant. Mir’s narratives are equally complex and replete with provocative dichotomies such as, the mystical versus the physical, the spiritual versus the secular, and the primal versus the futuristic.

Christopher Mir was born in 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. He received an undergraduate degree from Marlboro College in Painting and Anthropology in 1992 and went on to achieve a MFA in Painting/Printmaking in 1997 from Boston University School for the Arts. Christopher Mir lives and works in Hamden, Connecticut. In January 2012, the artist had his first solo exhibition with Benrimon Contemporary and in March of the same year had a solo exhibition at TM Projects, Geneva, Switzerland

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