Christopher Paul Dean
Christopher Paul Dean (M.F.A., sculpture, 2016) was born an hour north of London, in Milton Keynes, England. Since 2010 he has assisted artists in Denmark (Folk Art School, Holbæk), Detroit (Cranbrook Academy of Art), and Mexico (U.S Consulate, Monterrey). Dean has been featured in multiple publications including a cover feature for Artvoices Magazine, features in Studio Visit Magazine, Looking at Painting, and 101 Contemporary Artists. Dean has exhibited in numerous locations including London, NYC, plus multiple locations across ATL. Dean continues to run his studio in GA, and works part-time as an art handler for a gallery in Atlanta. With a focus on art as a device to re-experience, Christopher Paul Dean creates work that simultaneously utilizes and disrupts the viewers’ expectations of the familiar. At the core of his practice is an interest in the fragility of experience, and how subtle manipulations of familiar components allows for an elevation in perception. Dean’s intention is to provide the viewer with an opportunity to question their past, current, and future interactions with the familiar.