“My vision is to create images through the mystery of painting that convey the sculptural beauty of man made objects and the essence, love and magnificence of nature.”
Christopher Knights is a Toronto-based artist, he studied at Sheridan College of Applied Arts, and has been recognized with awards such as “Best Painting” and “City Archive Purchase Award” at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Knights paintings exhibit a profoundly emotive style and provide the viewer with a window into the mind of the artist. The thick, textured application of paint brings life to each canvas, and results in a truly immersive work of art. Knights is interested in merging a conversation between the natural world and man-made technology in a way which embraces and amalgamates both unique differences.
Each painting is its own journey, through use of a personal language in order to allow the experience of intuitive creation. The artist stream-of-consciousness style is present in each textured brushstroke and symbolic representation of form. Knights’ process is an ebb and flow of spontaneous and precise mark-making, exploring the relationship between intention and chance. He allows each mark to communicate with the next, creating a progression of risk-taking and problem-solving moments. Any preconceived ideas of what the image should or could be are resolved, allowing the work to evolve from one mark to the next. Ultimately creating a work of love!