‘Periphery’ by Chris Leib
Artist: Chris Leib
Medium: Oil on gessoed paper
Dimensions: 7.25″ x 6.25″
Year of Creation: 2021
Artwork Will Ship From: Germany
About the Artwork:
“This painting is a visual metaphor of a person who only appears at a moment of purpose, before fading again. The vision out of one partially visible eye is a reference to the mapping of the real 3D world into a 2D form. A metaphor of secret knowledge.” – Chris Leib
About the Artist:
Chris Leib is an American artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, who currently lives in Berlin. He began his education in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. He later studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, after which he apprenticed with the master Italian painter Roberto Lupetti and worked as an illustrator for McGraw-Hill Publishing. Chris Leib has exhibited his artwork across the United States, as well as in Germany, France, Denmark and Australia.
A classically trained painter, Leib has spent many years applying renaissance techniques to subject matter outside traditional boundaries. Leib’s paintings typically feature Astronauts in royal garb or Bonobo chimps and astronauts in various odd settings that are loosely inspired by the species (mis)interpretation of historical contexts. Despite their dark tones, his subjects are characterized by humor and an exploration of heroic imagery.