Christopher Langton

Christopher Langton is a pop sculptor and installation artist who creates gigantic plastic blow-up ‘toys’ of frightening proportions.

Curator Mark Feary comments: Langton’s work makes you feel good, but only sort of. Indeed there is something ominous about these sculptures despite their bright colours, smiling faces and fun media.  They blend the playful naivety of Betty Boop and Astro Boy with the more knowing aesthetic palette of Roy Lichtenstein.  Langton breathes plastic life into bobbing and bopping figures like a Geppeto gone mad.  Dazzling wall works (popoptic bubbles) are swoon material – Highly toxic in nature and highly toxic in effect.

Acclaimed for his large scale installations, Christopher Langton has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas.

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Cutie 2011
PVC, polyester resin and acrylic
198 x 91 x 60 cm approx.
Death warmed up 2011
PVC, polyester resin and acrylic
204 x 76 x 75 cm approx.
Death warmed up 2011
PVC, polyester resin and acrylic
204 x 76 x 75 cm approx.
Bunny 2011
PVC, polyester resin and acrylic
243 x 104 x 66 cm approx.
Runt 2011
PVC, polyester resin and acrylic
178 x 125 x 100 cm approx.
Shooter 2011
Acrylic on canvas
156 x 119.5 cm
Man with gun 2011
Acrylic on canvas
170 x 120 cm
Street Fight 1 2011
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 183 cm
Street Fight 2 2011
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 183 cm
Simian Cutie (Self Portrait as a simian) 2006
Digital print on PVC
120 x 100 x 20 cm