CHRISTOPHER JAMES BURNS is an emerging Irish artist. Working predominantly in sculpture & installation but also in video, photography and on paper; his work is held in a number of important public and private collections.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1988, he graduated in June 2010 with first class honours BA Fine Art from the School of Art & Design at the University Of Ulster. Currently based in White Sea Studios, of which he is a founding member; he continues to live and work in Belfast.
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• Burns accepts invitation to become Artist in Residence on the MFA at The Belfast School of Art for the month of March [more info]
•Presently – Christopher James Burns exhibits new work in Presently a major exhibition of Contemporary Artists from across Northern Ireland curated by Feargal O’Malley – 7 February – 29 March [more info]
• Christopher James Burns to exhibit in exciting new exhibition Five Artists curated by Dickon Hall with Dougal McKenzie, Gareth Reid, Mark Shields and Colin Watson. 20th February to 28th February @ The Crescent Arts Centre
•Morning Room – Christopher James Burns exhibits new works in Morning Room – three person show with artists Craig Donald & Janet Morris.
I am concerned with Liminality. the in-between, things that are in t r a n s i t i o n. states of flux,the overlooked and the underplayed. There exists a pressure, an expectation > for everything to fit, to find place and make sense; |friction| with the reality that everything is incoherent and displaced. I work with fragments. Shards, pieces, remnants and residue. I challenge their context, value, history and physicality. I juxtapose, compliment, destroy and create. I suggest a path but do not guide. Language is important. The words we weight with sincerity and dismiss as trivial. Expressions projected from the core yet remaining on the periphery. the structure of thought.to think in form. I am left with a sense of: A boundary. to find a position. to occupy this. Static. For only a time. We each know our own history but do not understand its implications or the reasons that lie behind its curtains of fact and fiction. I am blind to its beginning and unsure of theEND.