Contemporary Textualism Artist Christopher Lee debuts his unique style of oil paintings to the San Francisco-Bay Area. His oil paintings are so rich in meaning and texture; one must see them in person to truly appreciate them.
"I have the heart and soul of a sculptor! If I had discovered clay instead of paint at an early age, you would be looking at sculptures, not paintings. At an early age, I fell in love with the painting process. Creating something from nothing is a very powerful feeling for a child. All the paintings you see before you, come to me from my dreams. Dreams are vivid, textual, and very unique to the experience. Dreams are the fingerprints to our subconsciousness; unique to the person having them. For the past 20 years, I have been undertaking an effort to capture the textual experiences from my dreams. I call this experience "Contemporary Textualism." Dreams are fluid or/and solid. At times dreams are beautiful, like the sweet, soft, kiss from a baby. Other times, dreams can cause feelings of defeat, loneliness, love, sadness, burnings, etc. Dreams are temporal and fleeting by its natural design and so it is important to capture the image or the experience before it is lost forever. It is not important to my creative process that I remember the context of my dreams. What remains after a dream has passed is the feeling the emotional and textual feeling of the dream."