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Chris Acheson

Chris Acheson

Chris Acheson currently lives and works in Manchester, after graduating in Fine Art from the city’s Metropolitan University in 2000.

Acheson’s compositions often depict the mundane, but the artist’s fascination with the exoticism of everyday life revives these scenes. His experimentation with colour adds depth to his work. Vivid hues can inject a gaudy splendour to urban snapshots, or the more frugal grey tones may add mystery.

Being heavily influenced by cinema, Chris’ paintings echo Kitchen Sink film – the realism implies loaded meaning beyond what is depicted, and like a film still, the viewer is encouraged to invent possible narratives for the characters that inhabit his spaces.

Since his graduation from Manchester Metropolitan University, Acheson has shown consistently at galleries in the UK and further afield, notably the New York Art Fair. In 2006, the artist won the One Love Art Prize.

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Chris Acheson

Chris Acheson


2000 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester Metropolian University

2006 Solo Show, 7 Bedford Row, London

2011 Summer Exhibition, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, London
2009 Christmas Exhibition, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne 
2007 HAPPY DAYS, 31 Contemporary Painters, John Jones, London 
2007 North Devon Arts Winter Show, Broomhill Sculpture Park, Devon
2006 One Love Art Prize, The Lowry, Salford
2006 Parental Guidance, Artzu Gallery, Manchester
2005 Big Shots, Artzu Gallery, Manchester
2002 Perspectives, Art House, London
2001 14 x 14, Mafuji Gallery, London
2000 Are You Ready Now?, Phillips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester
2000 Summer Best, Contact Theatre, Manchester 
2000 Best Graduates, Craft Centre, Manchester 
2000 What Dreams And Debts Are Made Of, Holden Gallery, Manchester 
1999 72 Hours of Painting, Bankley Studios, Manchester 
1999 Organic Arrangement, Blythe Gallery, Manchester 

2010 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, New York
2009 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 Manchester Buy Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Manchester
2006 London Art Fair, London
2005 London Art Fair, London
2004 London Art Fair, London
2001 London Art Fair, London
2000 London Art Fair, London


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