Introducing Christopher Schulz’s ironically weaponized shark sculpture series. The “Shark Gun” series of polished stainless steel sculptures are actually ironic, hybrid objects that conflate sharks and firearms.
“Most of these subconscious emotions come from misinformation or a prescribed reaction. A reality is that neither one are worthy of such a label as ‘killer,’ but when the human element is added, unpredictability becomes a threat”, says Christopher Schulz. See, although sharks are only dangerous on occasion, their demonisation still holds, irrationally almost. The 3D metal sculptures are meant to play on the way fear is often unfairly stirred by the mere sight of particular objects like sharks and guns.
Possessing tremendous magnetism, Schulz’s fierce forms draw viewers in, irresistibly. Invoking two entities that inspire awe and fear, and merging them into one, they are cast in marine-grade stainless steel, a high quality material known to maintain a glossy finish over time.
Native Los Angeles based artist, Christopher Schulz, works in multiple mediums to create his sculpture and 2D wall pieces. Although different disciplines, a common soul is shared in striving to invite emotion, delivering intent and enabling sensory exploration. The vast body of work reflects elements of the artist’s surroundings both past and present, many times depicting familiar iconography to evoke a visual response that brings the viewer into a personal relationship within any given work.
The artists work has been exhibited on a national and international forum for over 10 years and resides in private and commercial collections world wide. With works being acquired by entertainment and technology moguls as well as Art Museum Directors, he has also been commissioned to create original works for such companies as HBA design group, BP Oil, Transocean and Isuzu. His work can be seen in public settings from Houston TX to Tiachung Taiwan. Additional exhibitions include International Art Fairs from New York and Miami to Palm Springs and Los Angeles.