The works of Christopher BurchToggle Filters

The works of Christopher Burch report from the interstices of identity and history, depicting bodies, acts and ideas within a process of co-emergence, slippage, and simultaneity. Burch’s aesthetic, fully realized as a resistant personal language, employs the abject and grotesque as accomplices: both hinge upon empathy as the locus of their power. Through drawing, sculpture, installation, and other desperate materials, Burch exposes the artifice inherent to the practice of self -definition through exteriority.

Surface is an illusion of protection-a false border

Theses graphite drawings were inspired from blues songs..each vignette is my re-adaptation of those songs …each song presents a powerful testament to resistance within the face of destructive forces.. these songs/testaments are filtered through a new series I am working on entitled “Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Death in the Land of Shadows

11.13.2012 |
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"Br’er Rabit and Br’er Death in the Land Of Shadows" is an ongoing project of mine that explores the intersections of Blues music/culture , Native American and southern united States Mythology/folklore, and personal insights.

11.13.2012 |
Compression Drawing (Cop sucking a dogs dick Circa 1965) graphite on paper 16x22

Compression Drawing (Cop sucking a dogs dick Circa 1965) graphite on paper 16x22


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6.21.2012 |
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Compression Drawing #9 (stealing coins from the dead) graphite on paper 16x22

Compression Drawing #9 (stealing coins from the dead) graphite on paper 16x22


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6.21.2012 |
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Compression Drawing #1 (Chronos) graphite on paper 16x22

Compression Drawing #1 (Chronos) graphite on paper 16x22


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4.4.2012 |
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Wall Drawing #3, graphite @ Lobot Gallery Oakland CA (2010)

DENIZEN was a group exhibition that discussed historical filters, circumstance and perception through form, collaborative action and material usage. Artists G. Cole Allee, Barry Beach, Lisa K. Blatt, Christopher Burch, Ross Campbell, Matthew Cella, Brett Goodroad, Vita Hewitt, Elyse Hochstadt, Jeremiah Jenkins, Ken Jensen, Geraldine Lozano, John K. Melvin presented works that explored notions of fragility, guidance, upheaval and habit. Curated by Niki Shapiro

4.2.2012 |
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Wall Drawing #2, graphite @ Babylon Falling SF CA (2009)

"Displaying a talent for folk sorcery…with his show, "Folk Blood Water Babies,"  Alongside framed and unframed work, the artist has drawn on the walls of the bookstore and gallery, so that entering is like walking into a pop-up book. Burch favors a Pop Surrealist drawing style and a Goya-esque cast of figures in the process of transformation. The work celebrates the grotesque in its most ancient tradition, as a spiritual totem of life."

Traci Vorgel, SF Weekly 

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Compression Drawing #3 graphite on paper 16x22

"Christopher Burch’s drawings are brilliant, engrossing and more than a little disturbing"
Ivy Cooper, St. Louis Beacon

Compression Drawing #3 graphite on paper 16x22


"Christopher Burch’s drawings are brilliant, engrossing and more than a little disturbing"

Ivy Cooper, St. Louis Beacon


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4.2.2012 |
Compression Drawing #4

Compression Drawing #4


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4.1.2012 |
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Drawing #1
cell vinyl paint and oil based enamel on paper 16x11
theses works are investigations of the different mediums I use..Searching to create tension by exploiting their specific material qualities: reflection/absorption
http://hifructose.com/2011/09/06/new-works-by-christopher-burch/

Drawing #1

cell vinyl paint and oil based enamel on paper 16x11

theses works are investigations of the different mediums I use..Searching to create tension by exploiting their specific material qualities: reflection/absorption

http://hifructose.com/2011/09/06/new-works-by-christopher-burch/


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4.1.2012 |
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