christopher hart chambers
This work in sculpture and bas relief is idiosyncratically American, its roots born in post war faux utopian consumerist wants dreams and desires, as well as real functionary needs. It is informed by sports cars, hot rods, speed boats, interstellar spacecraft. The design format remarks on graphic marketing systems: logos; emblems of the corporate identities they exhort – themselves imagined representations at once removed from people and products – the needs and functions they represent, referencing the entire synthetic aesthetic of a mechanized society. Markedly, the ultimate consumer item and demarcation of elitism, intellectualism, status, and surfeit wealth: art.
Christopher Hart Chambers was born in New York City where he continues to live and work. He attended the High School of Music and Art and various other NYC based institutions of fine art learning. He first exhibited professionally in the East Village and Soho in the early and mid 1980s. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally and his efforts have been reviewed in dozens of newspapers and magazines. While his early work concentrated strictly on painting, more recently Chambers has incorporated sculptural elements as well.