Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ice Bear, Canada's Native Leonardo?

The upper work, was painted by Ice Bear, (also known as Chris Johnson), and
is a foremost Canadian native artist. The bottom work can be seen on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican and is painted by Michelangelo.
An Article on Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson in his studio (from his webpage)
Chris says about his technique and style:
"I believe that as an artist, to be an artist, is to continue to learn, explore, expand one’s knowledge and skills. This means constantly testing, pushing the boundaries of both one’s own skills and the products available.

For me, to ever be confined to one genre, palette, or family of products would be impossibly stifling. The creation of Art is a lifelong adventure, to be explored and savoured, Each vision has a life and presence of its own, and demands its own unique way of being presented to the world"

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