Chris graduated with an MA in communication arts and design from the Royal College of Art in 2011. As an animator his interest isn’t in the classical sense of story telling but more so utilisising the media as a complementary collaborator to other medias. This focus developed through an…Show more appreciation of those before me in the craft such as Norman McLaren, specifically for his ‘boumbar and kiki’ style of animating images and creating sounds dynamically. Also the likes of Len Lye for his emotive, synaesthetic visual responses to the improvisatory nature of Jazz music or John Whitney for his dynamic between mathmatical formulai and graphic representation.
His personal practice today extends to explore the collaboration of materials, disciplines, subject and narrative. Exploring the contrast between programming and paper cutting, digital print and animation, bronze and the moving image, glass and projection or sound and live fed information.Show less
"Chris Stoneman challenges the media itself in these works, exploring the contrasts between techniques and styles."
Katherine Mellor - Rise Art Curator
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