Electricity by Chris Spring, 2023
From a Life Drawing session
Ink (bamboo pen) and charcoal on paper
40 x 30 cm
Electrify your art collection with "Electricity," a striking life drawing by Chris Spring. This lively work captures the essence and the raw dynamism of its subject with a powerful surge of blue, red, and yellow pigments, creating an artwork teeming with the vibrancy of life.
Rendered on paper the piece uses a spectrum of electric colours to depict the vitality of the human body. The bold strokes and bright, contrasting colours convey a sense of movement and life as if the figure itself is a conduit of energy. The choice of colours and their application give the impression of a figure that is not only alive but charged with an almost tangible intensity.
This artwork is a celebration of life and the electrical force that animates us all. It is an acknowledgement of the power within the human form, the energy that courses through us, and the vibrant spirit that defines our existence.
It showcases the artist's application of bold colours to represent the human form. These primary colours are not just visual elements but also symbolic carriers of the model's energy, captured in a moment of spontaneous movement. The blue evokes a sense of cool vitality, the red pulses with warmth and passion, and the yellow bursts forth with optimism and light.
Spring's use of these pigments against the muted backdrop amplifies the sense of a figure that is not static but rather in a state of constant, dynamic flux. It is as though the model's energy is so intense, so vibrant, that it cannot be contained within the lines that seek to define it.
Ideal for any space that thrives on creativity and inspiration, "Electricity" is more than just a representation of the human figure—it is a depiction of the soul's palette. "Electricity" promises to add a burst of life and colour to any environment.
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About Chris Spring
Dr Chris Spring is an artist, writer and curator based at the West London Art Factory. He has curated many exhibitions at the British Museum and other venues, most of which featured work by contemporary artists of African heritage. His award winning books include Angaza Afrika: African Art Now and African Textiles Today.
Chris is an ambassador for The Africa Centre, London, and a trustee of the October Gallery and of Jose Hendo's 'Bark to the Roots'. His first novel, Ted and Pterry, was published in 2022 and two others are in the pipeline.