CHRIS LIBERTI

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CHRIS  LIBERTI Black Vase

Black Vase
- Oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
$ 2,500.00


CHRIS  LIBERTI Black Vase
Black Vase
Oil on canvas  
24 x 30 in
$2,500
CHRIS  LIBERTI Soap Bowl
Soap Bowl
Oil on canvas  
16 x 20 in
$1,900
CHRIS  LIBERTI Still Life with Pear
Still Life with Pear
Oil on wood  
18 x 28 in
$2,200
CHRIS  LIBERTI Still Life with Squash
Still Life with Squash
Oil on panel  
18 x 18 in
$1,900
CHRIS  LIBERTI Still Life with Squash II
Still Life with Squash II
Oil on panel  
18 x 18 in
$1,900
CHRIS  LIBERTI Dining Table
Dining Table
Oil on wood  
34 x 40 in
Sold
CHRIS  LIBERTI Nightstand
Nightstand
Oil on wood  
22 x 18 in
Sold
CHRIS  LIBERTI Pot _ Peach
Pot and Peach
Oil on panel  
12 x 12 in
Sold
CHRIS  LIBERTI Potted Plant
Potted Plant
Oil on wood  
16 x 12 in
Sold
CHRIS  LIBERTI Silver and White
Silver and White
Oil on linen  
24 x 18 in
Sold
CHRIS  LIBERTI Window with Bowl
Window with Bowl
Oil on wood  
28 x 24 in
Sold

CHRIS  LIBERTI

CHRIS LIBERTI

CHRIS LIBERTI Biography

Raised and educated on the East Coast, Liberti studied at Buffalo State College with the realist painter Jim Phalen, who had once studied with Bay Area painter Paul Wonner. He shows extensively throughout North Carolina, as well as California and New York.

Liberti currently lives and works out of Charlotte, NC.

CHRIS LIBERTI Statement

"My paintings, which are painted from life, are records of sensations: of what I feel about the things I see. I am forever engaged by the formal possibilities of painting—of color and form together—and my compositions reflect this profound engagement. The act of seeing—which includes attempting to suggest the passing of time while capturing the essence of things—is more important to me than the subjects themselves. Words can sometimes help us to unravel life’s mysteries, but there are other ways to “say” something and painting is one of the most powerful. Eventually (and hopefully) my paintings will stand on their own and allow those who view them a space for contemplation and offer a respite. Of course, a painting can never entirely be what you or I want it to be: it can only be what it needs to become.”

The subject matter in Chris Liberti’s recent paintings comes from his interest in the way the forms around him can be re-configured and made to work together. Whether Liberti is painting rooflines, bookshelves, palm trees or telephone poles, he sees them not as isolated elements, but as part of a larger scheme. In his carefully carpentered compositions, Liberti joins the edges of forms and the spaces that surround them into remarkably pleasing and luminous paintings. Strikingly balanced, Liberti’s canvases manage to be both highly-organized and free at the same time. Liberti has a feeling for paradox and knows how to create unexpected harmonies of form and color.

 

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