Studio Kaiser Showcase
Saturday September 8 - Saturday October 6.
An exhibition of recent work by local Artist Chris Kaiser.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 6PM – ‘TIL
LOST LOVE LOUNGE – 2529 DAUPHINE STREET
Kaiser’s signature aesthetic is defined by a combining an abstract approach with surrealist style, depicting images and characters in dreamlike or fantastical states. Often featuring myth, legends or fairy tale themes in his work, Kaiser invites the viewer to explore their subconscious through viewing his art.
This approach is best described through Kaiser’s process. Utilizing shipping crates, recycled wood and other nontraditional surfaces, Kaiser enhances the texture of each piece with washes of bold, psychedelic hues. This creates a unique color palette for each painting. This step often defines the subject and essence of the painting. He then begins a time-intensive process of detailing the painting, pulling out shapes and images for the viewer to explore and discover as they view the work. Like children looking for shapes in the clouds, this approach allows each viewer to create their own experience with the art.
Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Kaiser moved to New Orleans more than a decade ago after experiencing his first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans has remained an inspiration for his art, capturing the colors and rhythm of the city in his work. Like New Orleans many layers, Kaiser creates paintings that continue to reveal their secrets the longer you look.
Kaiser’s signature aesthetic is defined by a combining an abstract approach with surrealist style, depicting…