Christiaan Conradie – “The Saint Maker”

Christiaan Conradie – “The Saint Maker”


my name’s Christian Conroy and I’m a paint Safran patent ecology living in Mexico City I generally paint figurative works are mostly people but I tend to sort of combine that with with with an abstract sense and I get from working on on abstract pieces as well so I guess it’s a combination of various sort of ways of thinking about painting I think the reason I paid all the peoples that I just have fun them more I find like this more behind their eyes kind of they they give you a more complete story that you can then use it and adapt in whatever way you want when Africa Mexico or silk of colors I can figure those little flags at the colorful flags I put on the streets and I think in color when I think about Mexico and I think a lot of those things even of like I’ve said before that paint Mexican so I don’t you know go down to Chapas and paint indigenous people an example of things that I’ve taken from Mexico for example be those flowers more specifically the type of flowers of people that people sell the markets in that they put in their friend us at the little things to maria de guadalupe and I think there’s this newest body of work that I have on show now and in San Francisco is a good example of the way that your location influences to work or least in my case and the newest body of work it’s definitely I feel like I’ve taken a leap forward I think like the works become more interesting and I think you know couldn’t continuing to find my own voice more with each a submission and and especially with this the way that I think about constructing the work so I sort of veered in in layers almost and I’ve been trying to think about how how could push that a little bit further this over these new works I’ve got some pieces have neon lights in them I’ve got the flowers I’ve got various although there’s one piece with helium balloons so the various ways that I’m thinking about adding sort of touches to the work with but you know still using the painting itself as the basis and the foundation for the for the piece okay in the street the other day as I want to just around the corner from my house I noticed assault men are sort of more like I felt him staring at me and as I walked back I glanced down to him where he was sitting and he just he looked up at me and he said sir I’ll clear a lot of the Santos and I just remember thinking that moment I never wanted it to be but I think it is the title the Saint make well the thing is like it’s been a while now I’ve started instead of so I’ll use people that I know often most often in my paintings but I never I don’t use them as I know them so I’ll take them and I use the the images to to create new characters and to create new stories behind these characters and at the same time I was listening to a lot of documentaries that had reading things about religion and the history of religion especially like the main religions and a lot of our customs or just sort of reflections of ourselves or sort of manmade things because we create something out of out of the our need for it to exist so you know it was sort of our thinking about that and then titling at the st. Mac is kind of I’m the one now you know I’m not comparing myself to a God obviously but you know in terms of of creating like all these new personalities and you can create whatever stories you want and you can sort of take in whichever direction you want you can use the same person and create several stories for the same person in America escucha look um whenever this movement – my favorite word in Mexican Spanish Pechanga

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