CHRISTIAN FURR

works

Cashel Blue by Moonlight, Christian Furr
Christian Furr cheese painting Chinese Cheese
Idiazabel by Sunset, Christian Furr
Cashel Blue by Moonlight
2018
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
Chinese cheese and sun
2018
Oil on wood
22 x 32cm
£6200
Idiazabel by Sunset
2018
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
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Christian Furr cheese painting Champion On Purple
St Cera Melted
2019
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200
Beechwood
2019
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
Champion on Purple
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200
Cheese Slice 2016 Oil on Wood  31 x 22cm  Christian Furr
Christian Furr cheese painting Gorgonzola
Christian Furr cheese painting Primula_Original
Cheese Slice
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200
Castellanza Gorgonzola
2020
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
Primula Original
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200
Laughing cow
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200
Coeur De Neufchatel Lautreamont
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6800
Petit Reblochon
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
Sold
Beemster 2016 Oil on Wood  37x58cm  Christian Furr
Rollright
2016
Oil on wood
38 x 37cm
£7400
Old Stilton
2016
Oil on wood
43 x 37cm
sold
Beemster
2016
Oil on wood
58 x 37cm
£9400
Christian Furr cheese painting Geitost
Christian Furr cheese painting St Felicien neon blue
Christian Furr cheese painting Neon_CheeseString
Geitost
2019
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
St Felicien on Neon Blue
2016
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
Cheese String
2019
Oil on wood
30 x 40cm
£7400
Romadur Epoisses  (Mum and Dad) 2016 Oil on Wood  22 x 40cm  Christian Furr
Mini Baby Bel - Union Jack on Grey 2016Oil on Wood 31 x 22cm Christian Furr
Romadur and Epoisses Affine
2016
Oil on wood
40 x 22cm
£7400
Mini Baby Bel
2016
Oil on wood
22 x 31cm
£6200

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biography

Christian Furr cheese paintings

‘Milk was my first inspiration. As Clifton Fadiman said… ‘Cheese – milk’s leap toward immortality’.
It started at 41 New Road in 1992 in my Acme studio in the old Jewish quarter of Whitechapel… On the window ledge in front of the beautiful decaying period 1840’s wallpaper, a half bottle of milk had gone off, so I decided to paint it. It was the beginning of my journey.
A good cheese is a pleasure to look at as well as to eat. I want these cheeses to have the whole gamut of human emotions in them with all the drama of opera. There’s feeling in every dab of creamy impasto paint. I can lose myself in a melting cheese. In my studio, a truckle becomes my world while I am focused on it.
I have always been a fan of the understated. These include still lives by Chardin and the beautiful still lives of the Spanish Artist Luis Melendez. I also admire Warhol – so his fascination with the mass produced consumable led me naturally to the processed ‘lunchbox favourites’ like Baby Bel and Dairy Lea. Here the fascination for me as an artist lies in finding interest in the commonplace. I turn my attention to capturing the shiny packaging. The juxtaposition of slow artisan and fast ‘pop art’ food also appeals to me on a surrealist level.’
Christian Furr

‘Christian Furr has painted the humble cheese for over a decade. The cheese has become his metaphor for simplicity, tradition and artisan dedication; all of which are attributes many critics have associated with the artist’s own oil painting practise’ – Artlyst 2016

‘The paintings themselves are discreet, intimate, like little jewels hanging on the wall’ – Luxury London

Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to purchase an original ‘Furr Cheese’ painting by a true master. In 1995, aged just 28, Christian became the youngest artist to paint HM Queen Elizabeth II after being commissioned by the Royal Overseas League.
Christian’s successive works have adorned the walls of the Saatchi Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in the private collection at the Vatican. In 2004 Furr was awarded the Association of Colleges Gold Award at the House of Commons given to further education alumni who have gone onto to achieve excellence in their chosen field.
Highly sought after for his portrait commissions, the superbly talented painter simultaneously followed the strong tradition of representation in British modern and contemporary art throughout his oeuvre.
A cheese by Christian Furr will take pride of place in your home and be something to truly cherish for generations to come.