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Christopher Chiavetta

"Maybe it was my Roman Catholic upbringing, or maybe it was growing up in the Cold War 80’s, but my work has always been preoccupied with end-of-the-world scenarios. This tendency has become more pronounced as I find myself in a world that seems to be headed toward certain dystopia and ecological ruin. Despite this, my paintings are affirmations of a creative and primordial physicality that persists in the world with or without us. The landscapes presented here evoke geo-physical and biological processes in order to examine notions of emergence, interconnectivity, stratification, and transformation."

Christopher Chiavetta is a visual artist who lives and works in Des Moines, IA. Originally from Rochester, NY, he attended the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and graduated with a Film Studies degree from Georgia State University. Chiavetta creates abstract paintings that navigate our multilayered environment that is by turns primordial and manufactured- and increasingly virtual. He has lived in Boston, Atlanta, Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan.

Read more about Christopher's work on our blog.

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Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 62 x 60
​Price: $3,500.00

Media: Mixed media (plaster, paste, iridescence, charcoal, fossils, crystals) on panel
Dimensions: 48 x 48
​Price: $3,000.00

Media: Acrylic and felt
Dimensions: 60 x 62
​Price: $3,500.00

Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 x 120
​Price: $8,000.00

Media: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 36 x 36
Price: $2,200.00

Media: Oil and acrylic on panel
Dimensions: 48 x 48
​Price: $3,000.00

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