Mindy Solomon Gallery presents paintings by British artist Christopher Winter in an exhibition entitled ‘Reflective Realities.’ In this collection of works, Winter addresses the human yearning for the supernatural through his obsessive creation of illusion and manipulation of reality.
An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, February 1st, from 6:00-9:00pm, with an artist talk by Winter at 7:00pm. The exhibition will be on view from February 1st through March 22nd.
In Winter’s new works, which include ‘Postcards from a Parallel World,’ the artist posits divergent aspects of reality. The idea of postcards, whose typical purpose is to capture a real moment, is utilized here to portray an illusion instead. Winter’s playful mirror imaging indicates a parallel world and creates a kaleidoscopic effect, confounding figurative representation. The series has been influenced by the novel ‘1Q84’ by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, which alludes to George Orwell’s ‘1984.’ In contrast to Orwell, Murakami depicts a tear in the fabric of time which creates an alternative present—much like the subjects of Winter’s paintings. Presenting viewers with a second reality in these intensely narrative works, Winter combines the familiar with the unknown, the probable with the puzzling, and the mundane with the absurd.