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Love and Peace
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© Chris Riggs, Courtesy of Open Mind Art Space

Chris Riggs (b. 1973) is an international contemporary artist based in New York and Miami. He is known for his colorful graffiti murals and abstract paintings. Riggs’ works juxtapose the grit of street art with the affirmation of the hippie counter-culture Flower Power movement that emerged in the late 1960’s as a reaction to the Vietnam war, whose members advocated for non-violent political activism, coining the popular slogan, “Make love, not war.” Riggs’ vibrant paintings are layered with the word “love” written repeatedly throughout each canvas and intertwined with flower, heart, and peace sign motifs, similar to the archetypal symbols used by Flower Power hippies to promote love and peace. The paintings serve as positive visual mantras that encourage people to practice compassion and kindness, which Riggs believes is vital to a more peaceful world.

Selected exhibitions
2021
5th Annual Anniversary ExhibitionOpen Mind Art Space
2019
Chris Riggs: Love and Peace in L.A.OPENMIND ART GALLERY
Love and Peace in L.A.Open Mind Art Space
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Love Painting 7, 2018

Acrylic on canvas
60 × 48 × 1 1/2 in
152.4 × 121.9 × 3.8 cm
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Medium
Signature
Artist's signature and date on back of artwork
Series
Love and Peace
Image rights
© Chris Riggs, Courtesy of Open Mind Art Space

Chris Riggs (b. 1973) is an international contemporary artist based in New York and Miami. He is known for his colorful graffiti murals and abstract paintings. Riggs’ works juxtapose the grit of street art with the affirmation of the hippie counter-culture Flower Power movement that emerged in the late 1960’s as a reaction to the Vietnam war, whose members advocated for non-violent political activism, coining the popular slogan, “Make love, not war.” Riggs’ vibrant paintings are layered with the word “love” written repeatedly throughout each canvas and intertwined with flower, heart, and peace sign motifs, similar to the archetypal symbols used by Flower Power hippies to promote love and peace. The paintings serve as positive visual mantras that encourage people to practice compassion and kindness, which Riggs believes is vital to a more peaceful world.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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