Hidden Treasures is a collection of hand picked great oils and watercolours completed by Christian Furr over the past few years. The collection shows the versatility of this amazing painter and contains landscapes, nude studies and other eclectic pieces.
Christian Furr won recognition of his enormous talent early in his career. At just 28 he was the youngest artist commissioned to paint an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, personally selected from among dozens of other painters. As is typical of Christian, he approached the project with a unique point of view, showing both the regal and human qualities of Her Majesty.
‘In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. ‘ – William Blake
During his early career while Furr was highly sought after for his portrait commissions, the superbly talented painter simultaneously followed the strong tradition of representation in British modern and contemporary art throughout his oeuvre. Today Christian focuses on keeping oil paint a fresh contemporary medium, and is continually interested in experimentation and exploration of new concepts. Like an earlier generation that included Lucien Freud and David Hockney, Christian examines everyday objects and human emotional connections with equal interest, looking to reach the essential nature of his chosen subject, be it a member of the royal family, an enigmatic couple, a flower, a still-life or a measure of cheese.
HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Nic Roeg, Blenheim Palace, 45 Park Lane (Dorchester Collection – London, Hotel Cafe Royal London, The Ritz London, Jerry Hall, Britvic, General Electric, Michael Caine, The Denham Estate, De Montfort University, Leicester University, Roehampton University, The General Medical Council, The Royal College of General Practitioners, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, The Royal College of Obstetricians, The Institution of Civil engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers
Campbell's of London are delighted to be associated with this talented painter and are pleased to present his exhibition ‘Hidden Treasures’ 10th November 2015 – 12th January 2016