Christopher Page

Present Tense

27 January – 28 April 2024


About the Artist

Christopher Page is a painter of light, shadow and reflection. He makes trompe l’oeilpaintings on canvas, and directly on walls and ceilings, that confuse the boundaries between real and virtual space. Paintings of framed paintings with shadows cast across their surfaces call into question where the work begins and ends; blank mirrors confront us with our own absence; glowing skies distort architectural space. And yet, the paintings are not trompe l’oeil in the traditional sense. Whilst drawing from Baroque illusion, they hover on the edge of abstraction, thinking as they do about our flattened world of screens. 

Page’s work has been exhibited internationally. His work was recently included in ‘Wonder and Wakefulness: The Nature of Pliny the Elder,’ Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York NY (2023). He has previously exhibited at Villa Lontana, Rome, Italy and Museum of Contemporary Art Storefront, Los Angeles CA.

His solo and two-person exhibitions include: ‘Earth Sky Body Ruins’ (with Clementine Keith-Roach), Ben Hunter, London, UK (2023); ‘Fading Light in the Picture Gallery,’ Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (2022); and ‘Knots’ (with Clementine Keith-Roach), P.P.O.W., New York NY. Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Real Fake Door,’ Arsenal Contemporary, New York NY (2023); ‘TERRA’, Burgundy, France (2023); ‘Foolish Fire,’ Newchild Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2023); ‘Art Brussels,’ Newchild Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2022); and ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror,’ Vortic Curated (2022).

Page is the founder and editor of ‘Effects,’ a journal of art, poetry, and essays. He lives and works in Dorset, UK.

On View in Somerset

‘Present Tense’ is on view through 28 April 2024.