Updated: Jun 30
Christian Calvin to display a special exhibition, along with a free fan meet and greet, Q&A, and live painting
Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery is continuing its artist showcase series in June with a free exhibition and fan event with renowned abstract pop expressionist Christian Calvin on Saturday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to view Calvin’s one-of-a-kind work, while he hosts a live painting, meet-and-greet, and Q&A.
Christian Calvin—also known as 33N Art—is well known for his abstract paintings and mixed-media art that play with the conventions of Pop Expressionism. His unique style incorporates multiple mediums, ranging from traditional paint to sand and glue, and the end results are remarkably textured works of art. Another point of distinction in Calvin’s artwork is that he never uses traditional paintbrushes and often utilizes gardening tools to apply the paint to his grand-scale creations.
Calvin began his art career at age 45 after spending his entire career in the retail business. After the business sold and he had more time on his hands, he curiously explored an untapped desire to create and began painting on canvases, cardboard, cereal boxes, or anything he could get his hands on.
After experimenting for months with different techniques and styles, Calvin began to find his rhythm as an artist. Calvin said, “I feel my art jumps off the page and takes form and life. To me, art is more about vision, passion, and love than talent.” Calvin signs his artwork with “33N,” which is a reference to his football number growing up (he later went on to play football at the University of Tennessee).
As a girl-dad to four girls, Calvin often finds inspiration for his unique art style from ideas or experiences in his life as he relates them to his children, family, past history, and current events.
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