COLIN CHRISTIAN

Born in 1964 in London, Colin Christian was a rebel as a child, much more interested in art than academics. As a young adult, he met and married pop surrealist painter Sas Christian, and together they  moved to the USA in 1993.  Colin started making rubber couture clothing before switching to sculpture in 2000. He spent years researching movie makeup materials  and discovered how to use them to create larger than life fiberglass figures. He then employed the incredibly labor-intensive process of adding silicone  to create a unique ‘Cartoon Realism’ effect.  His focus  has remained with  the female form and face, admittedly because  his adoration for women fuels his passion.  Colin works full-time on his original sculptures, finding inspiration in old sci-fi movies, pinup girls and supermodels, anime, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft.  High profile celebrities have  supported Colin’s work and put his work in the limelight; he was commissioned to create sculptures for  Kanye West’s World Tour,  Miley Cyrus, Sanrio, Frances Cobain and The Black-Eyed Peas, to name a few.  Christian’s monumental  “LoveBunny” showed at the MOMA PS1 exhibition  in 2015 in New York, and this popular group show is currently on exhibition in Europe on a museum circuit. Christian’s work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA in Vienna, and he is currently working on a project for the MONA in Tasmania.

Barbarella, fiberglass, metal, autmotive paint, and acrylic, 58 x 43 x 7 in, 2016
Barbarella, fiberglass, metal, autmotive paint, and acrylic, 58 x 43 x 7 in, 2016

Cherry Popper 12

2017, Resin, Fiberglass & Automotive Paint, 22 x 20 in.

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Cherry Popper 11

2017, Resin, Fiberglass & Automotive Paint, 22 x 20 in.

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Cherry Popper 13

Deep Rising

2016, Fiberglass, Wood, Resin, Automotive Paint, & Glitter, 28 x 15 x 8 in.,

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Cherry Popper (Silver)

2017, Resin, Fiberglass & Automotive Paint, 22 x 20 in.

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Ascent

2017; Resin, Fiberglass, & Automotive Paint, 13 x 13 x 4 in.

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Lipsex (Blue/Green)

2016, Fiberglass and Automotive Paint, 39 x 38 in.

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Lipsex (Holographic Blue)

2016, Fiberglass, Wood, & Automotive Paint, 39 x 38 in.

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Lipsex (Copper)

2016, Fiberglass and Automotive Paint, 39 x 38 in.

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