East End artist Chris Kelly is among four featured artists for the upcoming Hamptons Fine Art Fair. Kelly’s work has been chosen out of hundreds of other artists to be showcased at the annual high profile art event. The Hamptons Fine Art Fair will take place July 14 – 17 at the Southampton Fairgrounds. The event will feature 100 galleries from over 11 countries and 47 cities from over 500+ respected artists.
Chris will be featuring works from his recently launched solo show at the Colm Rowan Fine Art Gallery. The show titled “The Eye of the Storm” is a further exploration of the “geometric abstracts” that Kelly is known for, sometimes described as “hard-edge minimalism.” The main focus of his new work is large abstract canvases created with oil paints and pencil. Additionally, his recent work includes works on papers (smaller scale) created with acrylics and pencil, as well as abstract sculptures created in wood and metal.
“I am honored to be selected as a featured artist for the Hamptons Fine Art Fair. Being included among such incredible talent and having my artwork showcased at such a high profile event is an amazing recognition” shares Kelly.
Chris Kelly’s artist statement is centered around the hidden geometry of nature – specifically, the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. According to the artist, “I believe that art should be, directly or indirectly, about the triumph of beauty and the human spirit. This is my philosophy, and my goal is to create artworks that bring beauty into the world. As I see it, creating art is a metaphor for how to approach living one’s life, both physically and conceptually – I observe, analyze, and reimagine many aspects of our natural world, and then reconfigure these deconstructed elements in the process of creating my art. I always like to seek out and discover how things are connected, and for this new series of artworks I am going deeper into the geometry of nature and exploring how it connects humanity to the natural world.”
The geometric abstracts series has previously been shown at the following galleries: Colm Rowan Fine Art (2022), The Lucore Art gallery in Montauk (2022), the Mark Borghi gallery in Sag Harbor (March 2022); the amArtHouse gallery in Bantam, CT (October 2021 – January 2022); Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton (May/June 2021), the two major art fairs in the Hamptons, Hamptons Fine Art Fair and Art Market Hamptons (Summer 2021); the Guild Hall 83rd Artist Members Exhibition (March 2021 – April 2021); and Gallery RIVAA in Roosevelt Island, NYC (November 2020 – January 2021).
Kelly’s work will be on exhibit at several additional locations throughout the 2022 season including: Leiber Collection Museum in East Hampton, Art Market Hamptons, amArtHouse gallery in Bantam, CT, and Portico gallery in Soho, NY.
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