The energy and spirit of artist Chris Lundy is constantly reflected in his art. Lundy’s homes in the Mountains of Colorado and on the Hawaiian Islands allow for both an adventurous lifestyle and inspiration to create spectacular art. Lundy studied Art in Paris and throughout Spain and has a great appreciation for the Art world.
His adventurous personality led him to develop a more dynamic form of art to awe and inspire the viewer. Lundy developed this Avant- Garde technique by being bold and adventurous with his mediums and tools. Lundy searches the world for his materials to include Columbian Plant Resin he hand processes, Crystals and Gems, Hand crafted paints, Diamond Dust, Metals and much more. Through what can only be described as alchemy, Lundy then uses extreme temperatures with Fire and Liquid Nitrogen to create the spectacular flows in his contemporary art work. Each piece ranges from 3-15 or more layers thick creating a truly multi-dimensional journey into the art. This unique technique has been created and developed by Lundy and is one of a kind.
When not in his studio Lundy enjoys hiking, reading a good book, traveling and exploring new places, snowboarding, and going to a good movie with better half, River.
Each piece is started with a meditation and surrender to what the piece wants to become. As Michaelangelo said “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
The organic canvas is then created for each piece. Paints are handcrafted using natural materials, Gemstones, Metals, Diamond Dusts, hand-blown glass, Swarovski crystals, Flowers and other materials are chosen for the piece. The organic Columbian plant resin is then processed. The piece starts to come together layer by layer. Each piece ranges from three layers up to fifteen layers deep; giving the paintings a stunning three dimensional quality upon completion. During his creation process Lundy uses a high heat to melt and manipulate mediums used in the painting. Each layer is then frozen in time using liquid nitrogen or dry ice and the piece is then sealed in an organic plant based resin. Some pieces include trees sculpted over the top of finished backgrounds with multiple layers of Acrylic paints. It is a lengthy process, ranging from several weeks to over a year and each and every painting is truly one of a kind.
Desiring to evolve his artistic technique to new levels, Lundy began experimenting with the manipulation of resin off of the canvas. The results of his experimentation led to the creation of the Dimensions series. Each individually sculpted piece used to create the painting is pulled and stretched into the shape Lundy desires using high heat. This delicate process is akin to the work of a glassblower. Once shaped, the three dimensional pieces are then painted and fused within the final layers of the painting resulting in stunning pieces which actually jump off of the canvas toward the viewer. Lundy’s modern Avant -Garde techniques are unmatched and truly revolutionary in the world of art.