Inside Artists - Issue 18

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90 ARTIST PROFILE Christopher Engel

Christopher Engel

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ith a unique style and vision inspired by travel, merging cultures and Jungian philosophy, Christopher Engel illuminates the journeys of the heart, mind and spirit in his paintings of figures, faces and abstract compositions. His paintings portray the heroes and heroines that exist in the past, present and future at the same moment, referencing the first marks of human ancestors through history. Early education saw the artist exposed to the blending of all mediums of art – poetry, film, photography, painting, sculpture and sound composition –the influence of which can still be

The Friends of Pablo Picasso, 2019, acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, collage on Paper, 162 x 114 cm

seen and felt within his work; from the musicality of his paint application to the poetic layering of text and symbols. These numbers, words, collaged images and shapes represent mythical, mystical and dreamlike worlds, drawing the viewer into a connection and communication with ancient spirits, the metaphysical, the sacred, the holy, and the transcendent. Based in Sag Harbor, NY, Engel has gained great critical recognition and acclaim over the past 15 years with his work collected all over the world throughout the US, UK, Australia, and Europe. christopherengelart.com artofengel@gmail.com