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Christopher Breining, Balancing Technical Mastery With Artistic Interpretation

Long Island native Christopher Breining’s naturalistic watercolors and drawings balance technical mastery and figurative representation with the personal interpretation of the artist.

Christopher Breining-Babe Ruth
Christopher Breining-Babe Ruth
A self-taught artist, Breining prefers to start with a photograph — usually black-and-white — that he can trace and then transfer to paper using a light box. Working from that tracing, Breining brings his own emotional interpretation to the subject, either in watercolor or graphite. He’s particularly fond of painting in the wet-on-wet technique in watercolors, and known for the distinctive stippling effect he employs in his pen and ink drawings. He’s also well known for his compelling portraits of historical figures and scenes. This artist may be working from photographs, but there’s a sense of reimagining and revitalization to his pieces that comes from the sensitivity of his brush and pen, as well as his clarity of color and line.

Christopher Breining is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds him on Long Island, and hopes that his work will have a positive impact on the art world in general.

Exhibition Dates: November 29, 2014 – December 19, 2014
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Reconstructing Reality

Tamo | EBELGARLE | Christopher Breining | Michelle Cadreau | Mirjam Clement | DINO | Shams | Elisa Grion | Anders Hafsbrandt | Lise Zia | Julia Kappenman | Alejandra Larrea Koch | Virpi Leinonen | Varvara Liakounakou | Vivienne McDermott | Veronica Murphy | Ion Nicola | Geneviève Nicolas | Gerd Rautert | C. Selves | David W. Whitfield | Wei Xiong | Viktor Yaichnikov | Tanya Mayer

About the Exhibition

The variety that exists in the exhibition, Reconstructing Reality, creates a sense of exploration that cannot be denied. The viewer is able to go from the ephemeral to the figurative in just a few moments, only to be snapped back to an equally jarring duality between works of traditional embroidery and surreal landscapes. The contrast, though strong, is far from harsh, with each piece made entirely accessible by the expertise each artist puts into their own styles and works, allowing for the viewer to fully enjoy the full range of art on display.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.