Meet The Others: Chris Riley


Meet Chris Riley, the Brisbane-based artist bringing Palm Springs to Sydney this December 1-4 at The Cutaway.

Should you’ve ever wished a summer time vacation could possibly be everlasting, Chris Riley’s work make that want a actuality. Every of Chris’ work are a one-of-a-kind celebration of Palm Springs, offering a window to the favored vacation vacation spot and its historical past. 

Chris in his studio with Trixie Flamingo, 156 x 105, $3495 SOLD


Referred to as a mecca for mid-century structure and ‘Hollywood’s Playground,’ Chris Riley’s work reference the Golden Age of Palm Springs and its enjoyable attract. 

In works equivalent to ‘Personal Oasis,’ Riley captures the big home windows and open-planned structure that boomed throughout America from 1945 – 1969. The imagery of swimming pools, lengthy seaside chairs, striped umbrellas and retro vehicles are recurring; nodding to the poolside scenes captured in images like that of Marilyn Monroe at The Racquet Membership in 1949.

Personal Oasis, framed portray, acrylic on canvas, 105 W x 156 H x 5 D cm, $3,688


The structure, colors and retro vibes of Palm Springs are completely matched with Chris’ daring energetic model. Working between the strains of realism and expressionism, Riley’s follow has aligned naturally with the vacation spot.

For anybody whose been to Palm Springs, you’ll know that the mix of summer time solar and the unbelievable view of the San Jacinto mountains creates a magical feeling.  Riley to performs with gentle and shadow to actually convey you into that desert solar. Working with acrylic, a typical portray for Chris will take 5-8 hours, or longer relying on the scale.

Celebration For One, framed portray, acrylic on canvas, 80 W x 105 H x 5 D cm, $2,371

“I don’t get caught up within the finer particulars as I like how whenever you stand distant, my work seems to be detailed and then you definitely stand up shut and might see the unfastened brush strokes which have created the phantasm of element.”


Poolside At The Saguaro, framed portray, acrylic on canvas, 80 W x 105 H x 5 D cm, $2,371 SOLD


For Chris, his journey as an artist has been an “unbelievable trip.” It wasn’t till his late 20s that he picked up a paintbrush after struggling to search out an art work for his residence. 

“I painted one myself, and the suggestions from family and friends was overwhelmingly constructive. When my spouse Tracy prompt I start portray for a residing, that concept made me happier than my job on the time. I like to color, so why not?”

From promoting items at markets, quitting his job and portray full time, then opening his first studio area in East Brisbane, to now working a studio area and gallery at its Coorparoo location, The Different Artwork Honest is his subsequent large step as an rising artist. 

Chris Riley joins 135 different exhibiting artists this December 1-4 at The Cutaway, Sydney. 



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