Artist. Visionary. Revolutionary.
The work of British, Santa Eulària des Riu ibiza-based artist Christopher Stone has been known to push artistic boundaries. His approach has made him one of the premier names of his generation, acclaimed by critics, fans, and collectors alike.
Christopher Stone Sculptor Profile
As a lifelong artist, Christopher Stone is always looking for the next opportunity to translate his everyday experiences into artistic expressions. Since 1992, he has been creating his studio on Ibiza and is gaining increasing acclaim globally.
His approach and output are constantly evolving as he hones his personal style. However, he refuses to be typecast, and works hard to ensure he does not repeat himself. No matter what, Christopher Stone approaches, he tackles each project with complete enthusiasm and total dedication.
AN ESSAY BY TABISH KHAN
Art Critic & Visual Arts Editor
Christopher Stone - Ibiza essay
Christopher Stone is a sculptor who creates creatures that are playful or intimidating, real or fantastical, and possessing the personality we encounter in the animals we see around us. He observes the dynamism and the fleeting energy of the natural world, and gives it immortality by casting it in durable materials like steel and bronze.
A colossal giant crab stands its ground. Pincers aloft in a defensive position and six legs locked into the ground. What this steel sentry is ready to fight or defend against is unknown, but I shan’t be tackling it given it’s the size of a minibus and its sharp angular joints are menacing.
At the other end of the portfolio is a stretching hound. All sleek curves, the temptation is to stroke this bronze creature and give it a scratch on the head. It’s as docile and playful as the crab is intimidating.
Christopher also loves to craft the fantastical as unicorns rise from the floor like horned chess pieces and an anthropomorphised canine sits on his luggage -- displaying a distinctively human pose as he awaits his transport to a new destination.
If you should walk into most contemporary art gallery there’s often a strict no touching policy on all the works, including the sculpture. It’s sad to see this as touching is often part of experiencing an artwork, especially when it comes to sculpture.
Christopher’s sculptures can be touched and there’s very little risk of damage here. The works are often weathered, much like the natural world he recreates in his art. It’s sculpture the way it should be, raw and ready to be exposed to the elements.
Whether his sculptures are real or imagined, there’s a spark of magic to his menagerie. As if these representations of life could come alive at a moment’s notice and wander back into the wilderness.
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