This week I visited the Max L. gator Gallery West and observed the artist Christpher Linquata’s art work. First of all, I’d like to say that Christopher’s paintings were extremely vivid and alive with color, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Right when I walked in I knew this was something that I would like. I observed every single painting that he had hung up in the gallery. Christpher said it took about ten months to get every single painting done and that he actually sped the process up, getting all the paintings completely done should’ve took longer. The paintings all had one thing in common, they all took place in one location which is a no trespassing area called “Sunken City”. The reason he was inspired to recreate Sunken City in his pairings is because space led him too it.
The process in which he created these pairing is he sketched them first into a sketch book, recreating Sunken Scott based on imagination, memory and just making it his own. He never took a picture or actually painted in Sunken City itself. Christpher actually includes himself in the paintings and drew his wife and child in one of them as well. This is Chritophers last year here at CSULB and is majoring in representational painting and drawing. I really liked all the color involved in Christphers drawing and he did Sunken City justice. His Instagram is @Icon5350