Exuberant and full of life, Christopher Gray’s paintings strive to bring opposite states of being into harmony.Happiness Is … continues on from Gray’s large-scale retrospective at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery in 2007, and further develops his famous ‘Sqound’ (half square, half round) form. As Gray says, ‘In this present series, the shaped canvases of the Sqound have now been stretched and pushed to form the grin shape. The grin is the perfect panacea. So I’ll paint the grin ’til I drop. I can’t imagine any image more powerful or more appropriate in this tough but beautiful world.’
Chippo (Christopher) Gray is an established Australian painter who lives and works in regional Victoria. He has been painting and exhibiting for over thirty years, and his works are held in numerous public and private collections throughout Europe and Australia.