Christopher Jewitt is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Melbourne. His paintings express his fixation for everyday objects in a tempest of colour and marks. He draws these objects in layers until his canvases take on a tactile and whimsical appearance, allowing for multiple angles of sense making. Patterns are created, found and lost again. Portraying subject matter in a playful manner between abstract and figurative, his style is reminiscent of childhood notebook doodles and simple scribbles.
He likes to explore familiar concepts of his practice in unfamiliar places, having completed independent residencies in countries around the world including France, Spain and Japan, among others. These isolated experiences in new environments have inspired much of the frenetic image construction seen in his work.
Image taken by Sam Wong.