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Artist. Creator. Visionary.
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
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 has worked on a huge variety of creative projects. His works have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
His artistic expression has gone through many phases over the years resulting in a highly personal approach and perspective. He is never content with standing still and is always looking for his next engaging project.
Christopher Stone – Sculptor, a brief biography
Christopher was born on 17 September 1955 London, England, he attended Holloway County Secondary Modern School (now Holloway Specialist Sports College) after which he obtained a City and Guilds Certificate in Cabinet Making; and then went on to undertake two years’ work experience with artist designer Ralph Hampton in Shaftesbury Dorset.
To further his studies Christopher, worked at the prestigious London Art Gallery “De Siedner” in Whitmore Street, London. He has made prolonged visits to Aswan,
Luxor, and Cairo to study Egyptology, and to the Czech Republic to study eastern European Art.
Stone collaborated as artist designer at the Worlds Trade Fair (Expo ‘92) in Seville, Spain, working in both Spanish and British Pavilions. Upon his arrival on Ibiza, where he now lives and works, Christopher met and collaborated with the great Welsh sculptor Barry Flanagan who mentored his sculptural talents until Flanagan’s sad early death in August 2009. It is interesting to note that whilst Flanagan chose a hare as his ‘totem,’ Christopher has chosen the Podenco hound for himself. The Podenco is an ancient breed, having been imported to Ibiza by the Phoenicians as their hunting dog. It has many similar physical characteristics to a hare.
In 2019 Christopher’s work was shown at “Art in the Garden,” the largest sculpture exhibition ever to be held in Ireland, at Culloden Estate and Spa, which proved to be a massive success; where rooms had been devoted to work by Warhol, Banksy.
Picasso, Miro and Lucien Freud. Christopher’s piece “traveller” was one of the stars of the show. It sold on just the third day. He is a founding member of Art Resilience movement created in Paris by Ksenia Milicevic in 2014, with headquarters in the Bateau-Lavoir.
In 2019 Christopher was awarded one of the highest accolades a living sculptor can achieve. AB fine art foundry in London; probably Europe’s most prestigious and discriminating art foundry, named Christopher as one of their clients in its literature, alongside such greats as Flanagan, Tracy Emin, Barbara Hepworth and Anish Kapoor
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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.
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