© CHRISTOPHER STRIBLEY, MY NEW LOVE, 2009, 100 x 70
Stribley is a diverse artist working with photography, painting,
drawing and collage. Commonly found throughout his artworks are
complete sincerity and highly personal subjects. Christopher generously
allows us into his world of love and defeat, beauty and misconduct.
His artworks are directly inspired by and connected to his own personal
life and he creates with clarity and compassion – and never without
Munch Gallery, June 2011
Stribley is a graphic artist, photographer,
and writer who moved to NYC in 2008 where he now lives and works.
He was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1971 and brought to the
US in 1980, while his father studied to be a minister. The family
returned to Australia only to move back to the US permanently in
1990. Christopher was studying Art and English, though left dissatisfied
after his third year in order to immerse himself fully into art,
music, fashion, cupcakes, and bunnies, which are pretty much what
make Christopher's world go 'round."
does photos of street art. He does it to the point that the street
becomes HIS art, he has what one calls "an eye". He creates
from what he sees and often what we don't see but should, poetry
and magic when we'd sadly just hurry by it. He makes street art
into (capital "S", capital "A") Street Art which
turns immediately into just good ol' Art! The good stuff, the kind
we want for a long time and not just like flairs, for a short while.
You'll want to live with his stuff for eons, for decades, forever.
has captured the essence of New York street art and made it into
true fine art. Its like what Andy did for advertising art. He
made it into real art that lasts. So, this is what Christopher
is doing with ephemeral street art. He makes it solidify into
something which lasts and which you can contemplate and linger
on. Forever. Just look at the totally Mdvaniiism-esque pieces
above. He has made us look at them in a way we would wish to look
at them ideally. He's madly clever. He's very Mr. Knightley, indeed!"