Framed Still Life of Fruit & Flowers after Huysum - Original



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  • Artwork size: 90 x 110 cm
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    Brighton based artist Chris Kettle is known for his 'New Still Life' paintings: inspired by the antiquated masters, Kettle has updated the traditional form, creating unexpected arrangements from obscure objects and realising his explosive vision through a hyper-real aesthetic. Merging realism with abstraction, Still Life of Fruit and Flowers, After Van Huysym depicts a posy of flowers, recalling the aesthetic of the Dutch Baroque painter who gives his name to the title. Bold-red and luminescent-white petals seem to emerge from a deep, muddy background of charcoal greys and mossy greens, which Kettle has built up with textured streaks and daubs. With its ghostly quality, the print evokes the past, while speaking to the contemporary moment with innovative style.

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Chris Kettle

Chris lives and works at his studio in Steyning, UK, and draws inspiration from the Old Masters when creating his Still Life artworks. Chris studied Fine Art at Cardiff Institute and has been a featured artist in a variety of group shows in Milan, New York, Miami, and London. Additionally, his artwork has appeared in solo exhibitions in Gstaad, Newcastle, and Brighton.



We love the way Chris' artwork sheds new light on a traditional form of painting. The artist says of his favoured painting style: “for the last couple of decades I have focused solely on Still Life painting. The paintings inhabit a mysterious world of their own with objects arranged on canvases that are charged with light and drama to somehow channel emotion and universal feelings." Chris succeeds in revitalising a lost art form.
Framed Still Life of Fruit & Flowers after Huysum - Original

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