The graphite drawings of Christopher Charles Curtis resemble collages in how they pull in imagery from disparate and vintage sources, yet all elements are crafted by the artist’s hand. The Oklahoma-born artist has recalled tales from fantasy in his work, as well as the real-life influence of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Each work carries its own mystery, further underscored by the lack of color in most of these works.
“In this series, Curtis expands upon his unique use of symbolism to illustrate the notion of the dissolution of the ego,” says CANVAS ArtSpace of his recent series. “Pulling references from old photographs, Gnostic beliefs and personal mythology, the artist portrays the ego in a variety of phantasmagoric forms in order to fully grasp its effect on the psyche.”
See more of his works below.