Featured: Chris Auret

Chris Auret

 

 

The multi-talented Chris Auret has been drawing and painting since childhood. He recently made the move back to these things that make him happy after a stint in advertising.

 

In his own words:

 

After doing pretty well in high school I was lead to believe if I wanted to make money with a creative brain; I had to go into advertising. And so I studied Art Direction and Graphic design at Vega in Cape Town and have been working in the industry for the passed 2 years. I know most creatives believe they have to climb some sort of hierarchical ladder but I don’t think the ladder suits me. 

 

Hating your job is a waste of time no matter how much money you make. So I quit and I’m trying the risky route of becoming some sort of artist – at least for now.

 

My art and style varies from medium to medium. I truly believe a strong, simple idea can outweigh a precise execution. Hence my art can change from paintings, to photos, to photos of paintings or just scrawls on an image or another material because I like to come up with good concepts.

 

These are some of the pieces, old and new, that we like off his Behance profile. Check it out for yourself here.

 

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

Chris Auret

 

5 Comments

  1. Wow Chris!!! What amazing stuff. Congrats boytjie 😉

  2. sick!!! very cool, very fresh!!!!!!!!

  3. I want to buy those paintings!
    I’m a serious art collector!

  4. @swamp king hit me on my email (chrisauret@live.com). i’m hoping to be part of an exhibit in June! peace

  5. You're a talent. I bought your paintings here Ca.

    I saw your paintings up on a shelf at a thrift store here in southern CA. What a find.. I scooped um up! They’re vibrant and have the good vibrations! I love um.