|Christopher Hartshorne, Flesh Accretion, Relief, 14"x14". 2011|
While surfing for artists, I came across Christopher Hartshorne. As a print artist myself, I was drawn to his style of woodcut relief printing. His work has a general feel of abstract gesture, usually in large scale in black and white. Much of his work is done on separate sheets of paper, and then pieced together in display giving the work a disjointed yet connected feel.
He is quoted in saying for his ‘Tom in Finland’ Collection:
“In my woodcut I have created my representation of a fleshy sex ball. I am responding to the stylized exaggeration in Tom of Finland drawings. Bigger is better in the world of Tom…. By choosing to distort the idealized muscle man’s anatomy, the fantastic ideas of sex and sexuality also become warped and confused.”
|Christopher Hartshorne, Snack Time, Multi-Block Woodcut, 30"x60". 2005|
Hartshorne’s woodcuts have been exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William Penn Foundation, The Woodmere Art Museum, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, and The Delaware Art Museum.
|Christopher Hartshorne, Meadow 1, Woodcut, 24"x24". 2008|
Largely and art teacher, he has been a fellow with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and also with The New Courtland Artist Program. Christopher is an art teacher who has taught in many different community art programs throughout Philadelphia. He most recently taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. His artwork can be found at www.christopherhartshorne.com.
BFA in Illustration from The Columbus College of Art Design
MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia
- James Perkins