More Works By Christopher Langstroth Acrylic on Canvas 2010
52 × 48 in 132.08 × 121.92 cm

About Pageant

Canadian painter Christopher Langstroth has been an artist for more than thirty years and has won numerous awards for his compelling contemporary paintings. Pageant features a ‘gathering’ of several figures—abstracted images rendered in a rich colour palette of blue, red, orange, yellow, green, gray, black and white. Known for his use of impasto, the Toronto artist often applies thick layers of paint with knives to create visible texture and depth. ​His work typically dances between abstraction and figuration.

“In each painting, I’m searching for the most compelling combination of imagery and abstract paint quality.” Christopher Langstroth

“From a distance, Chris Langstroth’s works are stunning abstract paintings, but look closer and you’ll see distinct human shapes. By using thick paint and knives to apply multiple wet layers or dig through existing layers, he leaves evidence of his process in the finished product.”
Alison Malone. “WHERE” magazine

Chris Langstroth was born in Toronto in 1959. He attended the Ontario College of Art in the late 1970’s and later earned a BAA in Film and Photography at Ryerson University. He has shown extensively in Toronto, with 16 shows at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition since 1991. He was the winner of the 2002 Artist for Artists Award and won First Prize in the 1997 Praxis Group Show, Toronto. Langstroth has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections.