Chris Drake (CD Digital Art) is an abstract artist working in collages of photographs, colours and shapes. Using a desktop workspace as the canvas, brushes and paint are programmed formatting tools within the electronic brain of computer programmes.
Artistic compositions are self-dubbed Choreographed Disorder. Choreographed in the initial steps of construction, applying squares and colour theory to positioned, related photographs or jpegs. Disorder in their evolution and culmination from the random results of the algorithmic, computerised effects employed.
Stylistic influences are drawn from the Modern and Post-Modern art periods, primarily the collage approach in the Pop Art of Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty, and the primary colours, straight lines and shapes of De Stijl, Bauhaus and Constructivism movements.
Subjects are often drawn from music or science fiction of the 60s and 70s. Exhibitions to date have had socio-economic comment elements to them.
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