Chris Ballantyne is a New York based artist who’s work questions the balance between the man–made and nature. His paintings are hauntingly simple, clever, and vibrant.
“The man-made and natural collide in Ballantyne’s highly provocative and intensely nuanced body of work. Drawing from an ever-growing lexicon of motifs —
some of which were unearthed while he was still an MFA candidate in San Francisco — Ballantyne creates images that simultaneously question and embrace
the collision of man and nature. Rendered in a style that draws from architectural drawing, his work can be deceptively simple; only upon close inspection
do the myriad details and decisions that unite a given image reveal themselves.”