Chris Leib

An Interview with Chris Leib on SavvyPainter.com
Chris Leib

Realist painter Chris Leib’s artistic journey began by way of anthropology and a near-miss with a career in real estate. An apprenticeship with Roberto Lupetti provided a foundation from which his talent could organically grow. Leib discusses overcoming setbacks, including an explosion that forced him from his home and studio, life with a fellow artist as your spouse, and the habits and mindset that contribute to productive creativity.

Show Notes

  • Chris Leib studied anthropology, considered law school, and delivered furniture before pursuing art.
  • A strange advertisement requesting doodles and drawings led to Chris’s first job in the art world.
  • Chris was so determined to go to art school, he lived out of his car until he saved up enough money.
  • A career in art or real estate? It came down to the opinion of a guy his father met at the gym.
  • Leib’s work includes bonobos, astronauts, and often plays with the evolutionary spectrum.
  • Chris shares how an explosion and fire left him without a studio or home but opened doors for greater interaction with the local art community.
  • Chris discusses the bonds, benefits, and understanding that come with a marriage between two artists, as he has with his wife, artist Kirstine Reiner Hansen.
  • While not a creature of habit, Chris shares the few consistencies in his process.
  • What advice would Chris give his younger self? Get involved in social media sooner! And move to New York sooner!
  • How letting go of the pretentious side of the art world allows artists to fully realize their authentic self.

Other Artists Mentioned During This Episode:

During the interview, Antrese mentions artists who are married to another artist:

Links to Chris’s Work:

chrisleib.com
Connect with Chris on Facebook.
Connect with Chris on Instagram

Upcoming Shows

beinArt Gallery, Melbourne
Force of Nature

Bash Fine Art, Las Vegas
Annual Group Show

Stoerpunkt Gallery, Munich
Half a Pound of Art

Paintings

An Interview with Chris Leib on SavvyPainter.com
‘Mind Games’
An Interview with Chris Leib on SavvyPainter.com
‘Trinity’
An Interview with Chris Leib on SavvyPainter.com
‘Queen of Gold’
An Interview with Chris Leib on SavvyPainter.com
‘Cherry Pickers’
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