Chris Horner

As an artist, my main concern is challenging people to see the possibilities in beauty through pre-used building materials where others see functionality.

I see my work as autobiographical because I remember from a very young age supporting my Dad on the building site. When I produce my artworks I experiment by combining building materials (cement, plaster, building sand, strong liquidizes) with art supplies (glosses, acrylics, oils, glues, etc). When operating on the building site, I had to be precise and careful with my making. Each stage had to be meticulously calculated and completed perfectly. When in my studio, however, I work much looser and freer, where chance-like processes start to emerge from risk taking actions. I enjoy merging both methods of creating because it provides an uncanny twist to an individual’s experience.