Welcome to “The Flip Side”! You may be wondering who is “The Flip Artist”? Well, the easy answer is, me - Christopher Box! Coming up with a name that would reflect all my arting adventures wasn’t an easy task. I blame my HGTV watching adventures for this... specifically the show "Flea Market Flip" with Lara Spencer.
I love the name and that it describes someone who has the ability to see things from a different perspective and use that vision to create art. I love to explore the shallow end as well as the deep end of the human condition. When it comes to my art I like to flip the script, flip the perspective and even sometimes flip people off if needed.
There are times my art can be a bit shocking and other times it is soft like the sad love song that you just can’t get enough of. If you are easily offended then you will find plenty of things here that will get you on that train super quick. But if you take the time to explore all of my work, I think what you will ultimately see, is a message of love and acceptance of all humans.
I like my enlightenment with a side of dark humor. I feel my art deeply reflects that. We are all on a journey here... and sometimes that journey can be a really bumpy ride. It’s easy to find the beauty in beautiful things. Sometimes, I like to find the beauty in the ugly things. The truth is that the ugly has a way of teaching us things that eventually unlock the beauty within ourselves.
My job here on this big blue marble is NOT to fit in. It is to be my most authentic self so others can see they can be themselves too. I like to think of my paintings as well crafted questions in art form. They are made to provoke a feeling. Whether that feeling is good or bad depends upon you - the viewer.
Art is a projection of yourself. You project your experiences onto mine. Sometimes those things line up and sometimes they don’t. I think 80’s pop icon, Boy George, said it best - “It’s better to be looked at, than looked over”.
- Christopher Box aka The Flip Artist
THE LITTLE HEART SERIES
"The Little Heart represents the little kid in all of us. The sweetness. The innocence of childhood. It is a symbol of simpler times. I wanted the simplicity of the heart to be a stark contrast to the abstract background. Almost a little jarring and maybe even a little out of place at times.View More