Christopher T Finch is a British contemporary abstract artist, born in 1990 at The Royal Bolton Hospital. Living all his life in the North West, he has spent his time being absorbed in studying art and photography.
This year (2011) he received his BA Honours in Photography, at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. He currently lives in the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester.
The work he produces often subverts ordinary perspective. It reflects his inspiration from Surrealist Theory, concepts that suggest, …error is certaintys constant companion, error is the corollary of evidence (Louis Aragon).
Starting his work with photography, his inspiration from various movements in modern art recently has spurred him into other mediums. Whilst painting and drawing are two prime examples, he has developed a set of techniques that are unique to his practice. These include the production and use of home-made cameras and the combination of light drawing with digital collage.
Of his work Christopher says that he
“… is informed by the movements in art and literature over the last century, with the intention of innovating art in this one. Looking at the normalised methods of production of mainstream art today, my passion lies in finding the more interesting compromise. My understanding is that the rhetoric of visual conventions in mass media is a root cause for social and political alienation. Furthermore, the goal of my ever-expanding practice is to encourage new clarity of vision by distorting the conventions of day-to-day perception”.
In 2008, one of his photographs won a regional competition hosted by the Manchester Metropolitan University, coinciding with a display of the work at the Manchester Art Gallery as part of the award ceremony.
Following this he has moved from project to project. From late 2010 to 2011, one project involved a collaboration with the regional television presenters from BBC North West Tonight .
At The National Photography Symposium 2011 in Liverpool, Christopher was given the opportunity to pitch his work in front of international and local visitors.This ran alongside the Look11 International Photography Festival , which he also took part in.
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