Christopher Pompa lives and works in Cardiff. He began painting whilst working as a musician with experimental band, The Voices; recording layers of sound led to a fascination with visual layering and the different type of volume that came from colour and shape. As well as varied exhibitions across Wales, Christopher has worked on a range of commissions including album covers, a mural for Cardiff Record Exchange and label design for an independent drinks brand.
Currently represented by Blackwater Gallery as an emerging artist, and exhibiting in their Tyfi group show until January 2023.
I reinterpret the world and everything in it as it’s experienced within my own imagination. Inspired by colour and rhythm, I work largely in an abstract style that’s influenced by nature and my environment. Combining a variety of materials from paint to photography, I am also drawn to language; I write poetry, lyrics, scribe conversations, dreams and anything I may have heard in the conscious and subconscious mind. Text pieces explore language in modern culture and the usefulness / uselessness of slogans and information.
Mosaics and collages are a combination of original paintings both old and new, and often photography. Abstract photographs of items such as glass bottles taken at different times of the day capture colour at various stages of light exposure, with blues and greens gathered from seas and skies around the world.
Reusing and recycling is key to my work, and it contains a multitude of objects found in everyday life; from single-use plastics or magazines, to abandoned furniture discovered in the street. Transformation of the unwanted is at the centre of my work. I seek to find a place where it can be seen anew in a constantly evolving cycle of colour and shape.
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