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Chris Manzione

2014 Open Studio Fellowship Artists


Fabricated steel, Painted

Artist Statement
Dazzle was inspired by the camouflage paintings of war ships from the 1910’s. I aimed to create an initial mis-perception from a distance that continues and changes as you approach and move around the sculpture. This effect is emphasized by the high contrast white and black rectilinear pattern on the surface that interacts with the overall shape of the sculpture. At a certain point you begin to realize what it is your seeing and why you might have seen it incorrectly at first. The accuracy and way your perception functions is brought to your attention. The form of the sculpture is very polygonal like that of a digitally created 3D model.

Chris Manzione

Born Warwick, New York, USA
Resides Currently Resides in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA

• William Patterson University, BFA, 2005
• Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA, 2009

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