In ‘Hierarchy’, by an at any time growing forged of clever, tolerant Bonobos and rambunctious astronaut young children, Leib continues his assessment of our precarious evolving pathway started long back. Whilst seemingly whimsical, the paintings are laden with concealed meaning and examine themes of heroism, Western folklore, and the schism of instinct and regulate. Traversing by the depth in these paintings, paths of symbols and narrative open up the way to intersecting thoroughfares of ability and background, shaping our fragile posture in the evolutionary scheme.
Chris Leib is an American artist from the San Francisco Bay Spot. He began his schooling in Anthropology at the College of California at Berkeley. He later researched at the Academy of Artwork in San Francisco, just after which he apprenticed with the grasp Italian painter Roberto Lupetti and labored for a selection of many years as an illustrator for McGraw-Hill Publishing. Chris Leib has exhibited his artwork across the United States, as properly as in Germany, France, Denmark and Australia.
A classically qualified painter, Leib has put in many yrs making use of renaissance strategies to subject matter issue outside common boundaries. Leib’s paintings usually function Astronauts and Bonobos in various odd configurations that are loosely motivated by the species’ (mis)interpretation of historical contexts. Despite their dark tones, his topics are characterized by humor and an exploration of heroic imagery.
Leib’s art has been positively reviewed in Hello-Fructose Magazine, Huffington Put up, Kunst Magazin, Supersonic Electronic, Village Voice, Attractive Weird, HEY! Journal, LA Weekly, Cyberzone and BloPop to title a couple of. Leib has twice been an Artist in Residence at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and has received competitive grants from the George Sugarman Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Fee. His operate can be observed in vital general public and personal collections in the United States, Australia and Europe.