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Christopher Cristóbal is interviewed by Saatchi Art on The Other Art Fair page:  https://canvas.saatchiart.com/art/art-news/meet-the-others-christopher-cristobal-newberry

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From 15 February to 24 April 2020

"True Colours"

(Pulling at the heartstrings with the neurons of the mind).

by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry

at Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, West Yorkshire

***IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to Covid 19 pandemic, the "True Colours" exhibition had to be closed but will re-open soon and will then remain for at least one month from that date.***

From 6 to 26 September 2019
"Sens[e]"
by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry, Tudor Tizoui and Philip Barnes
Constanta National Art Museum in Romania:
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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.
Finishing touches to hanging the exhibition.

From 1 to 27 May 2019

"Striving for Imperfection"

by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry

The Art House, Southampton

“Striving for Imperfection”
Quasi-Reality in a Post-Truth World

Verisimilar Images by 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"

Christopher Cristóbal Newberry and John Christopher Brooks

Creates Gallery, Dean Heritage Centre.

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 simplicity is what makes the photographs so alluring

From 20 May to 19 June 2019

“Striving for Imperfection”
Quasi-Reality in a Post-Truth World
Verisimilar Images by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry
Creative Innovation Centre (CIC), Taunton, Somerset

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.

Preview night:  Wed 4 April,   6-9 pm – All art lovers welcome
 

Video of talk on truth, reality and perception

© 2020 by Christopher Cristóbal Newberry

 

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