Austin paints surreal landscapes where marine life exists hovering above ground. These formerly sea dwelling animals, no longer relegated to the ocean, float freely through a new and unknown world filled with man-made infrastructure. Whether cautiously exploring on their own, or interacting peacefully with a mysterious raincoat clad child, the creatures appear to move silently and without resistance through their surroundings.
About the new exhibition, the artist states: “I wanted to focus on the perceived silent serenity of marine life movement underwater, and introducing the same serenity in our everyday lives and environment…..I feel as if we are constantly surrounded by chaos and anxiety and that there is something to learn from our friends in the ocean.”
Take a look at the new work below:
We have a new timed edition print by Chris coming to the shop on Friday, November 11th.