Elsewhere, in the quiet provinces the artist can easily find himself
surrounded by melancholias. Lost in thought he sits at the secluded
windows of his medieval digs, a strange twilight flowing all about
him, and without so much as stirring he sends his daydreams out onto
the sweeping landscape. No one comes. Nothing disturbs his reverie.
An inexpressible silence rules the surrounds.
Christopher Gee (b.1987) is a London based artist. His work often explores stillness and quiet isolated scenes. His influences range from English Folk Art, the Northern Renaissance and German Romanticism. He also enjoys the novels of the Scandinavian writer Knut Hamsun and the films of Ingmar Bergman, which can be considered as stimulus for his work.
This year, he had his first solo show “Elsewhere” outside of the UK in Dallas, Texas. His work was also found in Liberty London who has been selling a large body of his work, which very recently sold out.
Gee has kindly shared some of his recent work with New Heroes & Pioneers. We noticed the Northern European aspects to his work, which perked our Nordic eye towards the scenes that he depicts in some of his paintings.
His work also sparked the interest of notable menswear designer, Paul Helbers, who previously held positions at both Louis Vuitton and Maison Martin Margiela. Helbers based his spring/summer 2017 collection on series of grey tones. This was inspired by Gee’s use of colour, to which he was credited.
Gee has recently produced a self-published book that showcases some of his latest artwork, allowing a viewer to appreciate his distinct style and strong sense of theme to the images. This includes the quote seen above from Robert Walser, wording that articulates the tone and notion of Christopher Gee as an artist.
When he is not painting he can be found visiting historic and forgotten landmarks.
To find out more about Christopher Gee’s works, you can visit christophergeepaintings.co.uk or find him on Instagram @christophergeepaintings