Christopher Flach was born and raised in New York City. After attending St Davids School for Boys, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marietta College and a Doctorate in Psychology from Saybrook Institute in San Francisco. After co-founding the San Francisco Interior Design firm Martha Angus Inc., he relocated to New York City – serendipitously – just blocks away from where he grew up.
Christopher works mainly in painting and sculpture. His works are unique poetic veins, in which multilayered images arise and the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By emphasizing aesthetics, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of human emotion. Portraits are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
His art is an investigation into representations of a human moment, a person on the subway, a friend, a colleague, an artist which can only be realized through painting.
Christopher’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries, and museums aside artists as Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, John Baldessari and Pat Steir. Christopher has participated in several film festivals including Sleepless in Miami and the Best in New Media Film Festival (Los Angeles). In 2012, his artwork was published in The New York Times, hosted in a group exhibition at Cheim & Read Gallery and sold at Christie’s Auction House. Coinciding with the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in 2013, Christopher participated in Creative Mischief, a one night Pop Up show at the National Academy Museum Art in New York City.