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Chris  Watts
Charlotte, NC

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These intuitional dramas depict individuals and their conflict between intuitional awareness and the cognitive awareness of one another within the narrative created.  My images sarcastically expose the hypocrisy of the "perfect" and "artificial" scene that these characters are pulled from.  The paint added allows one to completely forget the photographic image on which it is based, giving life to a still image that has died, and providing reality to an image that is unreal.  Together they stir up the sensual and passionate responses of the human imagination.  The instinctive consciousness are called into play, boldly, without superficiality.


born: 1984, United States


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BFA, 2008
Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, 2006

selected awards/honors

Artist-in-Residence, McColl Center for Visual Arts, 2010
Chancellor Select Award, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Duke University, 'Collective Intuitions', Durham, NC, 2010
McColl Center for Visual Art, 'Daydreaming with Swimmer's Ear', Charlotte, NC, 2010

selected group shows

Gallery Twenty Two, 'Let the Good Times Roll', Charlotte, NC, 2010
McColl Center for Visual Art, Fried‚ Charlotte, NC, 2010
Rowe Gallery, Charlotte Annual Juried Exhibition‚ Charlotte, NC, 2008
ASP Gallery, The Wroclaw Incident‚ Wroclaw, Poland, 2006

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