Chris Acheson

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Chris Acheson's paintings continue to increase in popularity with artworks now available in print.

His exceptional ability to capture fine detail and the subtleties of light and shadow are the cornerstone to his work.

Chris trained at Manchester Metropolitan University gaining a B.A. in Fine Art (Painting). After graduating he moved to London and in the summer of 2004 he had a solo exhibition at Soho’s Carnaby St. Chris now lives and works in Manchester.

I am inspired by everyday life, I am constantly on the lookout for interesting compositions, from the mundane local Caf’ to the gaudy splendour of Piccadilly Circus and setting up numerous possible narratives for the various characters that inhabit them.

Of my many inspirations Cinema and Music are often at the forefront and have helped to fuel my work and have suggested starting points. For example, Drive-In Saturday (a song by David Bowie). It was a title I liked and so looked around for a location that fitted my interpretation of it. I eventually found it in a mock American Diner in Soho.

The cinematic influence provides the visual treatment of a painting, as I seek to give the impression of a painted film still. And not just glorious Technicolor, the black and white Kitchen Sink dramas of the Sixties are particular favourites. For example A Taste Of Honey and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning they have left a lasting impression and consequently many of my paintings are rendered in black and white.

Also I like to include as many corporate logos as I feel fits a composition. The use of logos, works on many levels, as the new Icons of ‘Pop Culture’ as compositional points of interest and I like the way they ultimately date an image, and therefore the painting.

I suppose I am looking for A Taste Of Honey in the Greasy Spoon of life.

Artwork by Chris Acheson

Nighthawks by Chris Acheson
Nighthawks
Changes by Chris Acheson
Changes (2018)
The Physical Impossibility of Death in a Shop Window in Soho by Chris Acheson
The Physical Impossibility of Death in a Shop Window in Soho (2018)
Jaws by Chris Acheson
Jaws (2018)
Ladytron by Chris Acheson
Ladytron
Re-Make Re-Model by Chris Acheson
Re-Make Re-Model
China Buffet by Chris Acheson
China Buffet
Girl with a Cup of Tea (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
Girl with a Cup of Tea (A Taste of Honey Series)
Rusholme Ruffians (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
Rusholme Ruffians (A Taste of Honey Series)
Stretford End by Chris Acheson
Stretford End
The Captain Said It Will Never Do (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
The Captain Said It Will Never Do (A Taste of Honey Series)
Crucified by Chris Acheson
Crucified
Beauty Spot by Chris Acheson
Beauty Spot
Past, Present, Future by Chris Acheson
Past, Present, Future
Sappho by Chris Acheson
Sappho
Prosser Street (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
Prosser Street (A Taste of Honey Series)
Rear Window 1,2,3 (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
Rear Window 1,2,3 (A Taste of Honey Series)
Albion by Chris Acheson
Albion
Down The Albion by Chris Acheson
Down The Albion
Geof's Next Move (A Taste of Honey Series) by Chris Acheson
Geof's Next Move (A Taste of Honey Series)
South Pier Promenade by Chris Acheson
South Pier Promenade
Stockport Moment by Chris Acheson
Stockport Moment
Stannybrook Road by Chris Acheson
Stannybrook Road
Sharp Bend in the Road by Chris Acheson
Sharp Bend in the Road