BORN: U.S.A. - 1974
Lives and works in U.S.A.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sculpture is inherently difficult to write about, because successful sculpture is - by definition -communicating something that goes beyond words. Christopher Schulz is a sculptor who understands that his work must stand alone, comprised of two strands of meaning that are inextricably bound together. On one hand there is the meaning that emerges from his exploration of his material, his experimentation with form, and the inexplicable filtering of his own emotional and intellectual experiences: and on the other, there is the meaning that springs from the viewer's own interaction with the work - as individual and as infinitely varied as the viewer themselves. Both are valid, both are vital and neither one should be necessarily colored or influenced by the other.
Christopher Schulz is an artist who wants his audience to trust their ,own instinctive response, to understand that their response is as much a part of what the work is about as any thought that motivated him during its creation. This is the essential magic of art, and like magic, it is elusive, understood in an intuitive way, but rarely surviving any intellectualized dissection. Allow yourself the freedom to experience this sculpture in your own unique way.
Just as a poet can distill a complex idea, and reduce volumes of meanings to just a few richly laden words, so Christopher can take the abstract and complex, and refine it until it exists as pure form. He is drawn to the endless mystery, beauty and challenge of the human form, but increasing1y, he is incorporating other elements, hoping to surprise himself. An artist who takes risks, who acts on impulse, without a clearly defined image in his mind of the finished piece, will inevitably make new discoveries. It is beyond the boundaries of the known and familiar that art takes on the role of intrepid explorer, and makes its contribution to our collective history.
1974 Born in Laguna Beach, CA February 21
Present Resides in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX
Art Institute of Southern California
Laguna College of Art and Design
Seven-Degrees- Laguna Beach 2001-03
Alumni Show-AISC 2000
Sculpture in the Park 2001-Loveland Colorado
Festival of Arts-Pageant of the Masters 2002-2003
Seven-degrees- Solo exhibition 2002
West End Gallery-Solo exhibition 2003
Laguna Fine Art- Salvador Dali (argilet period) two-artist show 2004
West End Gallery- Solo exhibition 2005
Laguna Fine Art -Solo show 2005
Karen Lynne Gallery-Los Angeles
Stricoff Fine Art - New York
AAFNYC 2005- Contemporary Show NY
Soho Gallery- Los Angeles (Studio City)
Kawasaki Motor Corp.
Bob and Annette McKnight (Quicksilver int'l)