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Chris Booth

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  • Untitled
    150cm x 150cm
    $16000.00

    Untitled, High relief, Acrylic on Board/ Mixed media, 150cm x 150cm, $16000.00
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  • Gould League of Bird Lovers
    150cm x 150cm
    $16000.00

    Gould League of Bird Lovers, High relief, Acrylic on Board/ Mixed media, 150cm x 150cm, $16000.00
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  • Pedal-Car (study)
    60 x 60 cm

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    Pedal-Car (study), Gouache and watercolour on paper, 60 x 60 cm Sold
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  • Bam!!! (study)
    56 x 75 cm
    $2700.00

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    Bam!!! (study), gouache on watercolour paper, 56 x 75 cm, $2700.00 Sold
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  • If I Should Die Tonight (study)
    56 x 56 cm
    $2200.00

    If I Should Die Tonight (study), gouache on watercolour paper, 56 x 56 cm, $2200.00
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  • Ten Days of Perfect Tears (study)
    56 x 56 cm
    $2200.00

    Ten Days of Perfect Tears (study), gouache on watercolour paper, 56 x 56 cm, $2200.00
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  • E Is for Excavator (study)
    60 x 60 cm
    $2700.00

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    E Is for Excavator (study), Gouache and watercolour on paper, 60 x 60 cm, $2700.00 Sold
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  • Figure 1a (study)
    60 x 60 cm
    $2700.00

    Figure 1a (study), Gouache and watercolour on paper, 60 x 60 cm, $2700.00
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  • Figure 1a
    120 x 120 cm
    $9000.00

    Figure 1a , Acrylic on board mixed media (relief), 120 x 120 cm, $9000.00
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  • Dear Chairman
    60 x 60 cm
    $9000.00

    Dear Chairman, Acrylic and mixed media on board, 60 x 60 cm, $9000.00
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  • Bird Cage (study)
    60 x 60 cm
    $2700.00

    Bird Cage (study), Gouache and watercolour on paper, 60 x 60 cm, $2700.00
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  • Study No.1
    56 x 75 cm
    $2700.00

    Study No.1, Gouache on paper, 56 x 75 cm, $2700.00
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  • Bam
    60 x 120cm
    $6000.00

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    Bam, Acrylic and mixed media on board, 60 x 120cm, $6000.00 Sold
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  • Ten Days of Perfect Tears
    150cm x 150cm
    $16000.00

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    Ten Days of Perfect Tears, High relief, Acrylic on Board/ Mixed media, 150cm x 150cm, $16000.00 Sold
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  • Thwack!!! No. 3
    150cm x 150cm
    $16000.00

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    Thwack!!! No. 3, High relief, Acrylic on Board/ Mixed media, 150cm x 150cm, $16000.00 Sold
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Chris Booth spent much of his childhood reading Tin Tin comics. His love of cartoons, graphic novels, and 1950s story books are displayed in his three-dimensional works.

A mixture of painting and sculpture, Booth’s works extend out like the pop-up illustration books of our childhood. Distancing himself from the “high art” pop-art genre made famous by Warhol and Lichtenstein, Booth embraces the “low brow”. Describing his work as “Lichtenstein goes to Osaka”, the artist relives the art of Japanese anime, inspired by the “super-flat” movement led by artists such as Takashi Murakami.

Booth’s works exude a sense of playfulness while employing a symbology which undercuts it with a darker edge.

Education

1994 BA Ceramic Design Monash University, Melbourne

Awards

2009 Clayton Utz “Launch”, Choice Award
2002 Royal Brisbane Hospital Acquisitive Arts Award
1995 City of Caulfield Arts Award

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Churchie National Art Award, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Erotica, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Temperature 2, Museum of Brisbane
2009 Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2009 >1m, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Bari Festival, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Clayton Utz Launch, Metro Arts gallery, Brisbane
2009 Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast
2008 Little Gems, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Brisscapes, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Little Gems, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Not Quite White, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Final Stand, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Naked, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Christmas Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Paper, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2005 Ping, Crank Gallery, Brisbane
2004 Stanthorpe Arts Festival
2004 All about the Food, Gun Shop, Brisbane
2004 Show, Arts Factory Gallery, Brisbane
2004 30 × 30, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Churchie Emerging Arts Award
2002 Churchie Emerging Arts Award
2002 Royal Brisbane Hospital Arts Award
2000 Sydney Teapot Show, Clay-workers Gallery, Sydney
1998 Kicking Arts Festival, Byron Bay
1994 Day at the Races, Meat Market, South Melbourne
1998 Cist, Roar Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Icons and Idols, Yme Ya Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Inner-space, Byron Artisans Gallery
1997 Gold Coast Ceramic Arts Award, City of Gold Coast Gallery
1996 Gold Coast Ceramic Arts Award, City of Gold Coast Gallery
1994 Walker Ceramics Award, Westpac Gallery, Arts Centre Melbourne

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 Super-Pop Mk 2, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Super-Pop, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Super-Pop Mk 1, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Sucker Punch, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Scarlet Taxi, Fox Gallery, Brisbane

Collections

Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Mater Hospital, Brisbane Various private collections throughout Australia, the U.S, New Zealand and Europe.