From 6 to 26 September 2019
"Sens[e]" by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry, Tudor Tizoui and Philip Barnes at Constanta National Art Museum in Romania:
Digital images by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry and paintings by Tudor Tizoiu and Philip Barnes.
The main hall at the Constanta National Art Museum
Opening event on Friday, 6 September at 4 p.m. with music performed live by the well known Romanian jazz pianist, Harry Tavitian and trumpetist, Sebastian Burneci.
From 1 to 27 May 2019
"Striving for Imperfection" by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry at The Art House, Southampton
“Striving for Imperfection”
Quasi-Reality in a Post-Truth World
Christopher Cristóbal Newberry
Today we live in a ‘post-truth’ world where facts are altered and obfuscated. Christopher Newberry produces images which appear to be real or true, but are not. They are what viewers want to see or think they see. They are not what they seem. The images must be scrutinised. They are not truthful. They are platonic views, idealised
views – a quasi-reality. They are verisimilar: they seem real, but are not. The original photos have become verisimilar images – not truthful ones.
From 20 May to 19 June 2019
"Altered Realities" by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry and John Christopher Brooks at Creates Gallery, Dean Heritage Centre.
Monday 20 May 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm
Altered Realities is an exhibition by John Brooks and Christopher Cristobal Newberry exploring aspects of our surroundings that we do not normally perceive.
Newberry's images are verisimilar, that is they look like truth or reality, but are not. His images are a distortion of reality in the sense that they are simplified to resemble what can only exist as Platonic ideals: symmetry, straight lines...Euclidian geometric shapes. These images exist perfectly only in the mind not in nature, therefore his iamges cannot exist in reality. The purpose of his images is to invite viewers to see that they are false or exaggerated.
Brooks' images comprise abstractions of our surroundings or re-constructions of observed real objects with an added dimension to give the viewer the illusion of the third dimension or the interior structure of a building. Therefore the image as presented cannot exist but may be considered impressionistic of the subject as observed in reality.
What particularly brings Brooks and Newberry together is their shared "deadpan" approach to their subjects: the images entirely lack emotions where the object is captured something as it is, flat and almost uninteresting at first glance.There is almost a non-relationship between the photographer and the subject. There is evident indifference to what is being photographed, and this simplcity is is what makes the photographs so alluring