A little bit more about Chris Kettle
Chris Kettle is a degree-educated fine artist who lives and has his studio in Brighton. He has shown his incredibly detailed animism-inspired paintings and limited edition prints across the globe from Brighton to New York, Milan to Switzerland.
It's still life, but not as we know it. Chris Kettle's art is an exploration and a challenge of a much-ignored genre and where he puts obscure objects in odd arrangements, taking them under intense, almost scientific scrutiny.
Infused with soul, the paintings and subject matter Chris Kettle uses are inspired by the Old Masters, in particular Jan Davidzs de Heem, but Chris Kettle's art is far from traditional. It's personal, contemporary and often dazzling, drawing on the symbolism of the Dutch Masters, but detailing the feelings and emotions of modern life.
Above all, Chris Kettle's originals and prints show intricacy and deft, beautiful brush strokes that produce striking and emotional paintings using a mixture of traditional still life subjects and new graphic elements.