First Thursdays | September 2015

The obsession with putting an image of our ‘best selves’, an edited version of ourselves for the public to see, is emulated in Denovan’s aesthetically pleasing paintings and his use of striking brush marks to emphasise the ‘beauty’ of his subjects.

"I am attracted to painting those I see as ‘beautiful’ people and unashamedly embellish them with abstracted lines and colours that compliment." - Chris Denovan.

Artist Chris Denovan
Chris Denovan - photo courtesy of Art Times

Roderick Clayton and Chris Denovan

Artwork by Chris Denovan on display at StateoftheART

examining a painting on Perspex by Chris Denovan

Chris Denovan discussing his painting at Cape Town art gallery StateoftheART

guests discussing the painting Mirrored by Chris Denovan

Guests enjoying First Thursdays at StateoftheART in Cape Town

Marti Lund in front of his portrait by Chris Denovan

First Thursdays Cape Town at StateoftheART