christopher burk

Hm, I don’t know how to write this post without sounding like a trouble-maker. Oh well, here it goes … these lovely nighttime paintings on paper remind me of sneaking out in high school… sorry, Mom. Ahh, the fresh summer night air, crickets chirping, and a dash of small town teenage rebellion thrown in for good measure. I’m not entirely sure this is what American artist Christopher Burk meant to conjure up with this series, but that’s exactly where my mind went when I saw his work. {ps. if you’re a teenager, please don’t sneak out!}

comments (8)

  1. Jane Capen /// 07.28.2017 /// 12:06pm

    Thank you for showcasing this wonderful artist. His work always reminds me of my childhood in Ohio in the summer catching lightning bugs and cooling off from a hot day. His work seems to have that effect on you tooI

  2. the jealous curator /// 07.28.2017 /// 1:18pm

    it does! and i grew up in a small town in canada … funny how some things are just universal 🙂

  3. Sabine S. from Germany /// 07.28.2017 /// 11:56pm

    So lovely art!
    many ♡ ly greetings sent by
    Sabine from WO(rms) in Germany

  4. Victoria Hopkins /// 07.29.2017 /// 1:17am

    Universal is right… reminds me of sneaking out at night with my friends when I was a kid – we would climb out of the window while my parents were asleep and wander around the neighbour hood looking for adventure. I grew up in Sydney Australia in the 1970’s.

  5. Sheryl pond /// 07.29.2017 /// 4:48am

    I like the abstractness of the composition and the angles. It does suggest stories too.

  6. Carla /// 07.29.2017 /// 11:30am

    very filmic (if that’s a word in English?), i also love the graphic feel about these works, very nice!

  7. Nikkie /// 07.30.2017 /// 10:48am

    i just like how there’s a little light within the darkness.

  8. Clare Hansen /// 08.03.2017 /// 9:55am

    They remind me of Hopper in a way. Like boats moored in the sea of the night.