Christopher Jon Schroeder
Christopher Jon Schroeder’s highly energetic and dynamic oil paintings demonstrate the culmination of three decades of dedication to his craft. His use of bold, dramatic brush strokes and colorful layers of paint create a body of work that melds both the figurative and the abstract. Shortly after formally pursuing his art career, Schroeder was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder that led him on a philosophical journey and influenced his thoughts on the critical analysis of art. His process also focused on the expression of his unconscious emotional reactions and his conscious responses to them, which he refers to as “emotional alchemy”. Schroeder’s current work resonates with influential masters like Picasso, Twombly and most significantly that of de Kooning. The exhibition’s large intense and emotional oil paintings depict the artist’s journey into abstract expressionism.