artists Chris Hawkes
With a camp, glamorous aesthetic, Chris Hawkes’ work
presents a highly feminine yet unapologetic style
as an act of rebellion against the machismo of painting.
Chris Hawkes is a Brighton-based painter working with multiple visual languages. Blend figurative and abstract elements; they create highly processed paintings.
Ideas of the sampled image, gender, taste, and queer identity are played with in the work, as they weave the auto-biographical with images lifted from art history and contemporary culture.
Chris creates their paintings in a process heavily influenced by collage, projecting, or ‘placing’ pre-edited images from an expanding catalogue along with marks and gestures learnt from memory.InstagramWebsite