The work of Christopher Lane is beautifully complex like the artist himself. Religion, politics and human conflict are all important themes in his body of work. His images evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which cause a remarkably compelling narrative. He is always looking for new visual symbols to reflect an emotion or ideal that he is entertaining at the moment.
Christopher Lane was born in 1968 in Minnesota. He was inspired at an early age by regional artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Roy Lichtenstein. His early teenage years were spent living in Cairo, Egypt. Here his work was influenced by the great architecture, sculpture, use of symbolism, hieroglyphs and the expressive colors used in their paintings. During this time period Christopher discovered he had dyslexia and furthered his education at The GOW School in South Wales, New York. It was here that Christopher received encouragement and guidance from Fine Arts teacher William Parsons. Upon leaving The GOW School, Christopher spent a year living in Paris, France which fueled his creative instincts further. Christopher returned to the States and pursued his art degree at Eastern New Mexico University. Christopher has now made his home in South Carolina where he continues to use fantastic imagery to turn his life experiences into visual stories such as you will find here. He is inspired by surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. He has been told that viewers of his work enjoy it on both an emotional and intellectual level.
Christopher’s work has been shown in galleries in both Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina and is currently on exhibition in New South Wales, Australia.