I AM Eternal… for the Time being
25 January 2019 - 25 February 2019
This exhibition is a continuation of Chris's artistic journey, from a humble beginner to something deeper and more thoughtful.
For Chris, art and the act of creativity is a release from the inevitable oppressions of the human experience and a way to capture a moment, a feeling or a hint of clarity, and somehow bottle it and share it, or at least endeavour to.
Like his writing, his art is a search (of sorts) for immortality: an attempt to defy death and the forgetfulness of history and to somehow clutch at the light as it passes overhead. Inspired by an eclectic mix of artists, writers and public figures, including but not limited to, Colin McCahon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Klee, Yonel Watene, Geoff Cochrane, Jesus Christ, Mike Tyson, and his mate Dale who lives in an old church in Manunui.
Image: Te Matapuna et Te Hikuwai, Chris Eyes