Chris’ contribution to opening up the untimely buried figure sculpture of the 20th and 21st centuries is awesome;
but what of his “own contribution” as he puts it?
Literary expression is not my strong point but instead I will just draw your attention dear reader, to Mr. Miller the sculptor.
It would be easy just to say I like Mr. Miller’s work and leave it at that, but of course that is not me!
I will choose three, using Chris’ own format “The Good, The Pretty and The Ugly”.
I think he said that no art is bad; in his case this is true.
One eminent contemporary artist once said to me “Robert you need to study more anatomy”. So I did a lot more and he was right, there was a little improvement, at least I thought so. Drawing and sketching the human form was intensified and much paper and many pencils broken in frustration were shredded and binned in the recycling box.
The few drawings that Chris has allowed us to see on his website show that he too has done his home work. The first one here shows simplicity, an economy of line and hatching which portrays the form effortlessly; a warm, cuddly, sensuous sketch. (a larger version is here
This one of a man is again to the point; proportions and form are useful and instructive; nothing warm and cuddly here but a firmness of purpose.
Both these are useful to the process of creating sculpture and are works of Art in their own right.
The results of all this preparation is of course his real love Figure Sculpture. Here you can see the results of his passion for creating the human form. It simply cascades from him.
I will allow the reader to analyse these I have chosen.
Good face, classic pose,
(A larger version is here http://www.ilovefiguresculpture.com/cjm/cjm2003/recline.jpg )
Commanding presence, well proportioned
An Eastern influence?
And more as a bonus…
I like this portrait
and one for the girls,!
great pose and a good male bottom,
The rest of his work can be found here:http://www.ilovefiguresculpture.com/cjm/chrism.html
Labels: Chris' work, Sculpture