ALMA ZEVI is delighted to present an exhibition of British artist Christopher P. Green (b. 1983) entitled Vitreous Humour. The show, on view in two locations (ALMA ZEVI and Galleria Giorgio Mastinu), is Green’s first solo exhibition in Italy. The show will also be part of The Venice Glass Week (9 - 16 September 2018).
Based around his nascent interest in glass, Green will be showing a newly commissioned piece made from neon. This structure exists somewhere between a drawing and a sculpture
Mosca Volante loosely depicts a human figure that appears to float or fly through space. The line with which the figure is depicted is almost childlike. From a formal point of view, the figure links to iconic works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Most evidently, the pose of the figure, frozen in space, recalls Yves Klein's iconic photomontage Leap into the Void (1960).
This exhibition includes a series of Green’s paintings made between 2015-2018. Conceived in groups or series, their reduced dimensions maintain a relationship with his works on paper, and with the format of the reading book. Green has a special connection with books and printed matter. This aspect of his work is further explored in his curated intervention on display at Galleria Giorgio Mastinu. This gallery, which specialises in artist books, works on paper, and ephemera, provides a fitting and rich context for Green’s work.
Christopher P. Green currently lives and works in London. He works with painting, books, and installations. Green attended Arts Institute, Bournemouth (UK), and the Southampton Institute (UK). Recent exhibitions of his work include Wolfson College, Oxford (UK), 2017; 41/42, London (UK), 2017; Dynamite Projects, Surrey (UK), 2016; Hannah Barry Gallery, London (UK), 2016. Green’s most recent book, Professional Salad Vol. 1, was published in 2018.