Douglas & McIntyre
Chris Flodberg

Book details:

July 2016
ISBN 978-1-77162-123-6
9" x 11"
216 pages
160 colour illustrations
Art / Individual Artist ART016000
Art / Canadian ART015040
$49.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Chris Flodberg


A stunning introduction to one of the country's best young painters: Calgary's Chris Flodberg.

Calgary artist Chris Flodberg is a virtuoso oil painter, a painter's painter. He became known for his landscapes but has since tackled a startling range of themes: World War II warships, intimate interiors, post-apocalyptic banquets, abstracts, guard dogs and, most recently, ninety-six self-portraits in ninety-six different styles. These are monumental paintings that grab the viewer by the throat and demand attention.

Flodberg is inspired by art history, but the art he creates is his alone: visceral, intensely rendered, relentlessly probing, beautiful but often uncomfortable. An acutely self-aware painter, Flodberg places a high value on honesty. His art is a dazzling collection of self-portraits and statements on everything from war and greed to the blossoming trees on his street.

Chris Flodberg: Paintings brings together 160 of Flodberg's paintings from his first two decades. It is accompanied by five essays by Monique Westra and short musings by the artist himself.

About the Authors

Scott  Steedman

Scott Steedman

Scott Steedman is an editor, writer and publishing consultant, and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. A graduate of the University of British ...

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Chris Flodberg

Chris Flodberg was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After completing his BFA (Alberta College of Art + Design) and MFA (University of Alberta), he ...

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Monique Westra

Monique Westra has worked as a curator, writer and teacher for the past thirty years. She was art curator at the Glenbow Museum from 2002 to 2010, following ...

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