Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Christopher Linquata

This week, I had the opportunity to talk to the awesome Christopher Linquata. Chris displayed his show “Sacred and Profane” along side other artist Mike Kent at the Gatov-West gallery. Chris is currently here at CSULB working on his Masters Fine Arts Degree in representative painting and drawing.

Chris’s painting were quite interesting. They seemed to have all been painted on the beach along with some of his friends. He uses a lot of light brown to represent the beach and rocks but some bright color to contrast himself and his friends from the dark background. Chris has stated that his work is oil on canvas.

Chris has mentioned that he was inspired by early Renaissance artists. He loved their style of art and developed his own connotation to his art. He defined his art as ultimately being snapshots of experiences he has had and capturing the moments onto canvas. He wants people to appreciate the beauty of art.

I appreciate Chris’s message to students and future artists. He wants students to know the gift of art and how we can use it to our advantage to present scenes in our life to other people using our perspective. I also liked the style of art that Chris has created. It reminded me of constructional street art. He clearly put a lot of work and love into his work. Overall, it was a fantastic experience meeting Chris at the galleries. If you want to see or know more about his art, check out his Instagram page here!

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