christopher a. klein
After 26 years at the National Geographic Magazine, I am back to my surrealistic roots. However, I will maintain parallel tracks: (1) surreal fine art and illustration and (2) scientific illustration. Surrealism is a way for me to create my own world whether it be an archeological recreation, deep sea representation, or a futuristic scene. My use of realistic juxtapositions proved to be my key to scientific art with the National Geographic Society. My ability to render in high detail and a vivid imagination are the prerequisites for creating accurate paintings of historic people, the places they lived and worshiped, as well as the inner workings of both animals and machines. After 26 years of scientific art, my work is now going full circle back to my fine art roots in surrealism, now reflecting realistic images in unnatural settings or unnatural images in even more bizarre environments.