About

CHRISTOPHER FORNESA
Artist Statement
The essence of my art and creative work, as an autonomous being, is to represent all aspects of the human spirit and humankind - emphasizing the divergence in the processes of human thought.

Mission Statement
I'm a believer in hope, a visionary at work, a creative thinker. I am myself and the conglomeration of both triumphs and losses. To a varying degree, this shows up in my work.

About Myself
My name is Christopher Fornesa. I am an artist.  I am a gay and queer artist.  I am an autistic and disabled artist.  I am a Pinoy/Filipino, Asian and Pacific Islander artist.  I am an American artist.  In every way that I am an artist, I am myself.  I specialize in painting and drawing, however, I am looking to expand in other media, notably in graphic and web design.

About My Work
Essentially, I attempt to convey the human experience as I have witnessed it first-hand and as it has unfolded in my own life.  Although as an individual I am very different from most, I feel as if my unique qualities and experiences translate into unique imagery in the pieces I create.
I also do my best to make my body of work a representation of how I feel at "the moment" and with each piece, I find out more and more about myself in terms of how I extend this idea of who I am as a person into the different techniques, mediums, and styles that I use in the creation of each piece.  The essence of my artwork is the care and the effort I put into it.  As I explore my artist's voice, I push the boundaries my mind sets in favor of new ways of working, simultaneously integrating learned methods in order to continuously develop my work.  As static as the ideas and themes I aim to convey in my work may be, I do my best to ensure that the work itself appears as dynamic as possible in order to relate to the uncertainty of the human experience.

A portrait of the artist.

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