Christophe Siel

was born 1988 in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
He spent his early childhood in Stockholm, capitol of Sweden, before the family moved back to Frederikshavn, where he grew up
in a small town setting, close to the sea, beaches and forests.
When his mother wouldn’t let him spend more of the family savings on dinosaurs, action heroes
and ninja turtles, he started painting and drawing them instead and showed an immense talent.

At the age of 17 he moved to Viborg, Denmark to study animation, but left to pursue cartoon illustration
and graduated as an International Graphic Designer from Marbella Design Academy Spain in 2014.

Christophe has worked with various styles of illustrating and a wide range of motives.
He is best known for his series of multicoloured animals and animals and human bodies combined.

To pursue inspiration and a deeper focus on his work, Christophe moved to London in 2014.

Siel says:
My work is based on how I have come to see the world, so that’s how I portray it.
I create conflicts and tension by using very vivid colours and then bend and manipulate them into working alongside each other.

It’s creating a controlled chaos.
The animals represent emotions I go through on my own journey; some are big and wild, others almost not noticeable.
Everything really comes from the world around me and from what I feel.
When I paint a human body with animal features, I want to tell a story, not just through the tattoos
I add on them, but through the image as a whole

2014 November - Galleri7, Frederikshavn – Denmark. Solo show:  ‘Chapter 1′
2014 October - Gallery on the Corner, Battersea – London. Group exhibition: ‘The Beginning’