Artist Edition: Be Like Water
Inspiration comes from many things, at any time. It could be a person, an object, a sunset. And sometimes you're on Facebook and catch a glimpse of a Bruce Lee interview you haven't seen in years. For ChrisRWK's — and his latest Artist Edition Water Tower, Be Like Water — inspiration came during a rainy day. As the drops came down, the light came on, and what came out what this beautiful, one-of-a-kind tower, which features Chris's signature robot...drenched in water.
Model Kit Style: Medium Water Tower
Medium Used: Acrylic Paint & Markers
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Chris’s works frequently reveal everyday musings and people one would pass on the street without looking or thinking about twice. These images also aid Chris in the creation of a visual language comprised of his own iconographic imagery. Through the repetition of this imagery, Chris strives to familiarize his viewers with the language he has constructed. Chris believes that the notions within his pieces serve as a backbone to the many stories created by the onlooker when he or she is viewing the work.
In 2001 Chris set in motion RobotsWillKill.com, an arts site dedicated to community and exposure for artists/media often disregarded by the mainstream art world. Rather than featuring his own work exclusively, he opened it up to allow the possibility for it to become whatever it evolved into being. RWK has a core group of artists, those artists are Chris, Kev/Psyn, Veng, Mike Die and OverUnder. Along with overseas affiliates ECB (Germany), Peeta (Italy), Flying Fortress (Germany) and JesseRobot (Belgium). Chris has used this interaction and collaboration with these artists to help develop his artwork in new ways. Over the years Chris's imagery has become quickly identifiable and familiar to many people. He is trying to evoke more stories in people's minds every day.
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