April 2017 - June 2017
My work explores the relationships of negative space, super terrestrial and extraterrestrial phenomena.
With influences as diverse as Laaovan, Deborah Maradan, and the countless images taken beyond our atmospheric border; new variations are generated from both constructed and diverse discourse.
Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of our ever expanding universe and the ephemeral nature of our connection to it. What starts out as known soon becomes manipulated into a new, yet still recognizable form. Leaving only a sense of wonder layered over familiarity.
As temporal forms become reconfigured through diligent and personal practice, the viewer is left with a sense of recognition, and what I hope is fondness for a new expression of classic ideas.
Christine Mitzuk is a Minneapolis based artist. She loves to create visual narratives fueled by traditions, tales, and the world without and within.
She earned her BA in Design Communication with a minor in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota. For over seven years she worked in graphic design, creating art in her spare time. Craving to know how to make all the imagined creatures and places in her head look real, she left the design industry to pursue the full-time program at The Atelier. She completed 5 years of study in May 2011.
Christine works as a freelance artist. she teaches art classes at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, and The Art Academy, LLC in St. Paul. She accepts commissions for illustration, portrait, and still life. Clients include Fantasy Flight Games, Petersen Games, Llewellyn Publishing, and private individuals.
Chris Nichols is a creator of paintings, comics, kid's books, and illustrations. He has been working freelance for almost a decade. Recently he has been focusing on writing, illustrating, and self publishing children's book and comics filled with influences taken from skateboarding, his daughter, fantasy fiction, Sci-fi and heavy metal music.