Chris Polunin


Born in Newcastle in 1989, Chris Polunin was always most interested in the art of the old masters. His search for a classical education in art led him to The Angel Academy in Florence and The Academy of Realist Art Edinburgh where he underwent rigorous training based on that of 19th century ateliers.
Philosophically he is most inspired by Cezanne’s lifelong search for the ideal composition while achieving the vibrancy of the Pre-Raphaelites is his technical aim. He creates a sense of drama in inanimate objects with strong lighting and a sense of slight tension.


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