The complexity in Christie’s paintings is intentional. The complexity is built on the perfect level of abstraction in the work and the history of the conversation between Christie and the painting medium. The painting uses this aspect of the painting language to develop a relationship with you.
Memories that are evoked by anchors that are guarded by the very space that seeded them and encounters with these anchors, nestled in the space that seeded them, provoke your faded recollections with vivid clarity.
In the urban environment, spaces encourage us to engage with our culture and with each other but these spaces are fluid.
The spaces, the guardians of your memory anchors, change.
I paint the city because it moves, breaths, grows, it is rich and evolving.
The urban environment strives to be everything to everyone
and in the process, places are lost.
When your anchors are lost, are your memories real?
If real, and if the anchors no longer exist, how long can you remember?
When will you forget to remember?
I paint the city because it bears witness to our lives.