Christopher Milne is a New York-based artist who uses the language of style as an entry point in his exploration into art history, social status, gender, desire and fantasy, conspicuous consumption, camp and manners. Primarily concerned with figuration, Milne's paintings are instantly captivating canvases with deceptively complex conceptual undertones. Just as the old masters painted layer upon layer to create deep and luminous surfaces, so too does Milne layer his admiration of the Vanitas, French Nineteenth Century and Northern Renaissance art with the realism of his own personal history, contemporary culture, politics and social anthropology.
Pink Parlor Betty
, 2009. Oil on canvas, 66 x 60"