Medium: Archival ink allied with point 0,5mm nib on Fabriano
With this original artwork, Chris Slabber used DNA Audiograms as inspiration, Chris illustrated these figure studies using a point 0.5mm pen nib as well as only using parallel lines separated by only a few millimeters. By strategically varying the line width, Slabber is able to create contrast and depth. Essentially each piece becomes its own DNA Sequence. When viewed up close, the viewer can study each DNA strand, but when moving back the lines together creates the full figure.
Growing up in the Klein Karoo, Chris was influenced from a young age by humble surroundings. It was here where he developed his imagination that would eventually fuel his creativity. Mostly known for his photography and manipulation techniques, Slabber likes to focus on the subconscious. "My goal is to give the audience an escape from their reality. A chance to forget about the physical realm. Art should be a release and not a reminder." After 12 years of working as a professional in both commercial and fine arts, Chris has received multiple awards for his work, of which the most prestigious was 2014, 2018, and 2019 Platinum award for Photo Manipulation at the A'Design Awards in Como, Italy. Alongside this Chris is also the 2018 A'Design Awards, Designer of the Year.