Artistic Statement

Through painting and drawing, both abstract and figurative, also through performances, installations and sculpture I reflect on my own environment and reality. Often experiences drawn from literature, science and film play an important role. Ultimately depicting narratives that are influenced by real and virtual worlds. In the series of works "Speculative Realism" I finally combined my figurative and abstract painting with installation, thus broadening my exploration of space and reality and extending my narratives beyond the canvas. Each series I create examines a specific issue. Other series include explorations of the primodial forest, the brutality of German fairytales and narratives of innocence and experience. Quantum theories of our universe and the boundaries of human thought fascinate me and have resulted in installations like “Mirror World Space Collider” (2018).

I am currently working on a new series that I’ve called my "Archipelago" project. The exhibition "Libertine Island" at the Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin, (2019) was the first in a series of exhibitions I am devoting to the theme of islands. Islands are associated with isolated cultures, coasts and different identities. Organisms develop and evolve in new directions when segregated, as Darwin was to discover on the Galapagos Islands. I develop my “Islands” as mind experiments - the different islands of each series reflecting different concepts and realities that are relevant to us all. I try to give the "classical art" of painting a new relevance in our world today. Painting is after all the oldest form of virtual reality that there is. Where human thought and emotion can take flight.

Flight,  2018, Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 200 cm

My work can be found in various international collections: Berlinische Galerie Museum, Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin, Germany; Vassar College, The Frances Lehmen Loeb Art Center, New York; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany and Julio Serrano Segovia Collection, and Fundación Amparo y Manuel (AMMA), Mexico City.

In 2015, Kerber Verlag published a large monograph of Winter's work to mark 20 years of painting in Germany titled "Dizzyland. 20 Years in Germany".

My wikipedia page can be found here : Christopher Winter

Berlin, 2020

Mirror World Space Collider 2018 - Site Specific Installation, Paintings, MDF Wood Sculptures, Perspex Mirrors, Acrylic, Glitter and Spray Paint + Anderson Planet Wallpaper