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Christopher Mir (American, b.1970)
LOT ID: 73225
Beyond Belief, 2002

Acrylic, on Canvas
54 х 72 х 2 in. (137.16 x 182.88 x 5.08 cm.)
Signed, "C Mir" lower right, dated 2002 lower left.
Lot description
Exemplifying the refined surrealist style he’s since become renowned for, this acrylic on canvas by Christopher Mir titled ‘Beyond Belief’ presents a dream-like world filled ambiguous imagery which draws the viewer further into the composition. Juxtaposing the primitive against the modern, Mir divides his figures into groups of aborigine men and contemporarily dressed women, setting them in a landscape of untamed wilderness often seen in the artist’s work.

Contemporary American artist Christopher Mir (b. 1970) is known for his ambiguous and surreal paintings which create intricate worlds of fantastical creatures, abstracted forms, and mythical landscapes. Often maintaining a dream-like edge to his work, Mir focuses on dichotomies and juxtapositions of themes in order to further engage the viewer with his provocative work. Drawing from specific sources but completely reinventing them in his compositions, Mir looks at complex relationships drawn from notions of reality, the imposition of technology in our everyday lives, and the role spirituality plays in changing our perceptions of the paradoxical. Mir received his BA in Painting and Anthropology from Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT) and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Boston University School for the Arts (Boston, MA). The artist has had numerous solo and group shows held at international venues including TM Project (Geneva, Switzerland), Schuster Gallery (Berlin, Germany), and RARE Gallery (New York, NY), among others.
Beyond Belief by Christopher Mir
  • Beyond Belief by Christopher Mir
  • Beyond Belief by Christopher Mir
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