Chris Kriek works in many different media, his preference being charcoal drawing and oil painting. Kriek's inspiration comes from memories and records of his own and found analogue photography as well as film stills from VHS home and documentary movies. He explores the way we construct and recall memories through the use of collage, layered drawing and oil painting. Often using found ephemera and discarded snapshots as a starting point to reinterpret/edit/erase/ re-imagine memories. His style ranges between the figurative and the abstract.
Kriek lives and works in Cape Town. He obtained a BA Fine Arts (Applied Graphics) in 2000 from the University of Stellenbosch, specialising in analogue art photography.