Chris Crewe

Chris Crewe

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Chris Crewe

« I hope you will see a starting point and maybe get a bit lost: I hope that you will dream. »
Emerging artist Chris Crewe compares life to a trapeze act. Always knowing that the next rung will be there, he hasn't fallen yet. The Canadian artist has been studying the use of sledgehammer as a paintbrush, replicating marks, and incorporating them into his abstract works. Crewe also makes paint markers out of plastic bottles by melting the plastic to turn the lid into a spout, often using them to draw in free-flowing gestures. His unique works are meant to 'brighten your day'.

Education

Chris lives and works as an artist every day in his downtown studio where he is a painter, educator, logo designer, freelance writer, digital archivist, and all-around good guy…

Active for many years in Toronto's contemporary art scene, teaching workshops to transient and street-involved youth at SKETCH, leading tour groups through the Design Exchange museum, all staying within the neighborhood of OCADU where he formally learned Drawing and Painting many years ago.

BFA OCADU 2011