Chris Slabber

Photographer

South Africa

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AWARDS

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Growing up in the South Africa, I was influenced from an early age by humble surroundings. It was here where I developed my imagination that would eventually fuel my Surrealistic style. Mostly known for my Photography and manipulation techniques, I like to focus on the subconscious. I want the viewer too finish each piece inside his/her mind. This results in an individualistic experience. It should be an inward journey, manifested as an emotional experience. After 10 years of working as a professional in both commercial and fine arts, I have received multiple awards for my work in Photo Manipulation and Mixed Media Illustration, of which the most prestigious was the 2014 & 2018 Platinum award for Photo Manipulation at the A’ Design Awards in Como, Italy. Alongside this I am the 2018 A’ Design Awards Designer of the Year.

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EDUCATION

2006, Graphic Design, CPUT, Cape Town

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2007, Lunch, Junior Designer, Cape Town
2007-2008, Gloo, Composite Artist, Cape Town
2009-present, Freelance, International

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2009, One Small Seed Artist of the year, South Africa
2014, A Design Award, Platinum, Como, Italy
2015, A Design Award, Gold, Como, Italy
2015, A Design Award, Silver, Como, Italy
2016, A Design Award, Silver, Como, Italy
2017, A Design Award, Gold, Como, Italy

SELECTED PROJECTS

Parallel

FUNCTION:

Personal Exhibition

LOCATION:

South Africa

YEAR:

2016

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

The human race throughout history has proven to be more self-destructive than constructive. According to ancient eastern philosophies, there has to be an opposite to everything. Then surely the idea of an opposite / parallel existence must have some truth. This project is to show the idea that somewhere there is another human-like civilization living in peace and harmony with nature, instead of relying on technology for their survival.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Photographer Dirk Steenkamp, Manipulator Chris Slabber

COPYRIGHTS:

Chris Slabber

Destruction/Creation

FUNCTION:

Print Exhibition

LOCATION:

Gallery Art Karoo

YEAR:

2014

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

The project was for an exhibition in 2014 entitled "Creation from Destruction". The aim was to portray this statement without using the stereotypical elements that would symbolise life and death. The idea behind this series was to show that from Destruction comes Creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

Chris Slabber

PHOTO CREDITS:

Chris Slabber

COPYRIGHTS:

Life From Stone

FUNCTION:

Exhibition

LOCATION:

Karoo Klassique Arts Festival

YEAR:

2017

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Each artwork was inspired and made from objects and elements collected on the estate grounds. The flagship piece entitled Life from Stone was named after the world famous Springfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Its name derives from the rocky soil in which it was grown. The work was made using photographs of a quartz rock and a piece of the actual grape vine fusing them together to create a human heart that symbolizes that this plant is the heart of Springfield Estate.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Chris Slabber

COPYRIGHTS:

Chris Slabber