Contact

T:  +44(0)20 8675 1646
M: +44(0)7733 264 108
chris@chrislongillustration.com

Representation

CWC International
611 Broadway Suite 730
New York NY 10012
USA
T: +001 646 486 6586
F: +001 646 486 7622
agent@cwc-i.com

Cross World Connections
10-7 Daikanyama-cho
Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo 150-0034
Japan
T: +81 3 3496 0745/6
F: +81 3 3496 07477
agents@cwctokyo.com

Biography

I grew up beside the sea surrounded by crumbling Victorian architecture, a mile of golden sand, and three piers full of amusement arcades and sticky food. Cool, gliding shapes of 1930′s modernism nestled among the towering spaghetti girders of rollercoaster rides and cable cars. Wurlitzer-powered ballroom dancers floated on air, above a circus, zoo and aquarium. The audacity of Illuminated open-topped trams dressed as spaceships, grown men dressed as bridesmaids and a cup of tea for 5p is, for me, still powerful and vivid.

There’s a surreal incongruity to the place. Its brash, clash of colours and bold shapes have definitely informed my work and even now some twenty odd years later, I can still feel it buzzing away behind each and every brushstroke.

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