Chris Billington (1955-)
Chris Billington Biography
Painting full time from his Cornwall studio Chris Billington pursues his art with an absolute passion for bold and experimental use of colour and his contemporary art is a conduit that delivers a unique version of modern art into the 21st Century.
“I am continually exploring the abstract, with a focus on the metaphysical rather than the physical, submitting myself entirely to the unknown yet with an absolute faith and commitment to the power of abstraction.”
“My aim is to stimulate emotion by going beyond the limitations of predetermined ideas through painting. I paint in an instinctive and impulsive way, always finding new ways of seeing and working, focussed on a belief in simplicity and colour and aiming for a balance and a sense of pictorial space. A space defined not only by the picture’s structure but also its feeling, its sensation – my paintings are about energy.”
With colour as the key factor Billington’s work is informed as much by basic design ideas about colour relationships as it is influenced by the mystical landscape, the reflective sea, and the vibration of the pure light in Cornwall, the land that he grew up in.
Internationally recognised as being one of the most exciting British painters currently creating modern art today his exhibitions to date include the UK, USA, France, Germany, Holland and Spain, with work in museums and private collections worldwide