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DATE: Sep 15, 2017
LOCATION: Lt. Ben McNair Center
Artist Name: Christian Koerber
ARTIST STATEMENT: When growing up, I had to learn to put away childish things to become an adult, but I only kept those childish things in my spirit to make good art. If we don’t have a moment of silliness, life gets harder. My work is what keeps me alive and happy because it is magic. When you create art you are making magic to the world to believe.
MY CURRENT BODY WORK: I have always had a passion for cartooning. I am not much a painter so my talent realizes on the pencil. My art is transposed on to a t-shirt and it gives me the joy to see people wearing my art. Typically the subject matter of my art consists of characters that I create. A dream of mine is to have my own animated series.
MY INSPIRATION: As a kid spending so much time watching cartoons has influenced what I enjoy creating. I view the world as outlined figures as if life is a cartoon. Some of my biggest influences are Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons, and the teachers in school who never gave up on me.
MY MATERIALS: Pencil on sketch paper is my preferred medium. To enhance the drawing I often use charcoal, sharpie, pens, and ink.
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