Greenhouse Huffer, Oil on prepared cotton paper, 14x11" 2019
Kris Knight is a Canadian artist whose paintings puncture the membrane between dream and reality, historical and contemporary, light and dark. Within their apparent ambiguity, Knight’s sensitive character based paintings and portraits of men are an evocative combination of romanticism and nostalgia, exploring notions of performance in both an everyday and theatrical dimension. His pastel and tonal oil paintings conjure a series of shifting moods, themes and experiences that are connected by a wide range of positions regarding the private and public self. Some works are dark and melancholic; others are tinged with notes of humor and sensuality, sweetness, elegance and light.
A Portrait Show, Group Exhibition, November 15 - December 21, 2019 Viviane Art, Calgary, Canada