© Chris Dennis and Das Giftraum

Among the Rocks V
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
37cm x 76cm

Chris Dennis grew up in England. He studied at Bournemouth Arts University, completed his BA (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton and was awarded his MFA from the University of Art in San Francisco. He has lived and exhibited across the United States, New Zealand and Europe and called Berlin his home since 2016.

Artists’ Statement:
My paintings are produced in lieu of a 'real' conversation and display a preoccupation with surface and texture. The figures in these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces, are not some other-worldly creatures from Science fiction. The narratives have been carefully obfuscated and the likeness hidden.  From this manufactured fugue state, I explore ideas about biography /autobiography, authorship and the unreliable source.