Chris Jahncke

Gallery Affiliations: Motus Fort

Region: South

My fascination with meteorites came at a young age, mostly due to the fact that they are both the oldest and furthest traveled objects around. I liked the idea of bringing this huge sense of time and space to the dialogue of contemporary art. After some attempts at depicting them in paintings, I decided to begin a series of paintings by collaging actual slices of various meteorites into the painting as central subjects. I then surround them with thick layers of paint and marble dust to create an otherworldly surface image that is ambiguously primordial or futuristic. I’m interested in all the various phenomena related to meteorites, be they mythological, scientific, or speculative.