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Christopher Kirsch

Mixed Media / New Orleans, LA

Artist Statement

Linoleum prints are made by first hand carving the image into a block of linoleum.

The carved block is then carefully inked by hand with a thin layer of printmaking ink using a brayer. The paper is then laid on top of the block and the ink is transferred to the paper by running the paper and block together through a printmaker's press. The resulting image on the paper is the mirror image of that carved in the block.

Biography

Christopher Kirsch - 44, New Orleans Native. Christopher found his artistic voice early on, but it wasn’t until the economic downturn of 2008 that he focused on his art full time. He is a Self taught Painter, Print Maker, Papier Mache' Sculptor & Photographer, working mainly with found objects and salvaged architectural items. His primary medium is Acrylic paint on wood assemblages that he constructs himself. Christopher finds his influences in the Art, Music & Culture of New Orleans as well as the Mississippi Delta region. He sells his art at several art markets and festivals in New Orleans, including the Arts Market of New Orleans, Freret Market, Poet’s Gallery on Magazine Street , the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Mirliton Festival and the New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival . Outside of New Orleans, Christopher shows at the Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, MS. and the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS. Christopher's art can be found in private collections around the world from Japan to Germany.