There are several things I like about Chris Crites‘ work, other than it being painted on shopping bags. The subjects of his paintings jump out at you, wrinkles, folds and crazy eyes ajimbo. He chooses colour palettes that really catch your eye, but seem to evoke the spirit of the subject being portrayed. I probably appreciate the focus, the need to really only contemplate one item, in the portrait.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at the Flickr photosets posted by Least Wanted: there are dozens of human stories, frozen at that moment in time when the subject may very well be at the lowest point in their life. I can’t even imagine what this guy must have been thinking.
Go take a look at Chris Crites’ past work, including these gems:
[tags] paperbag, portraits, mug shots, crime photos, personal history, found objects [/tags]