Fascinated by urban scenes and cityscapes, Chris Temple has made industrial modernity his muse since 1982. By reproducing flawlessly the infrastructures of his favourite cities (Toronto, Montreal, London, New York, Detroit and Chicago) and by excluding figurative forms, Temple conveys the vivid contrast between the diminutiveness of humans and the gigantism of man-made environments. The artist’s technique remains highly personal as he manipulates perspective, juxtaposes multiple architectural elements, emphasizes sharp angles and positions the spectator in unusual viewpoints.
Chris Temple graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1981 and is currently living and working in Toronto. His artwork is featured in various private and public collections including those of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Imperial Oil in Calgary, the Toronto District School Board, the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa and Hammerson Inc. in London.
—Courtesy of Waddington's
Signature: Signed and dated /82; titled and dated 1982 on the reverse
Private Collection, Toronto