My Artwork

My Portfolio of Artwork


“The essence of my art and related work, as an autonomous being, is to represent all aspects of the human spirit and humankind – with an emphasis on our diverse modes of thinking.
I’m a believer in hope, a visionary at work, a thinker in the arts, I am myself and the conglomeration of my triumphs. And to a varying degree, this shows up in my work.”

My name is Christopher Fornesa. I am an artist. I am a gay artist. I am an autistic artist. I am a Pinoy artist. I am an American artist. In every way that I am an artist, I am myself. I specialize in painting and drawing, however, I am looking to expand in other media, notably in web design.

The philosophy of my art centers on my experiences as a, more or less, marginalized individual and I utilize art to channel such experiences in a manner appropriate to the situation.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD front cover.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD front cover.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD disc cover.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD disc cover.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD back cover.

This is a project where I was required to create a CD cover for an existing artist. For this project, I created a new album based on existing songs for the artist Sia. Featured is the CD back cover.

A tactile sculpture of a cucumber with the accumulation of salt deposits which give the piece a harsher texture.

A tactile sculpture of a cucumber with the accumulation of salt deposits which give the piece a harsher texture.

Two ceramic dinnerware: a teacup and a bowl with a copper tint, aquamarine finish and clear glaze.

Two ceramic dinnerware: a teacup and a bowl with a copper tint, aquamarine finish and clear glaze.

A simply abstract piece.

A simply abstract piece.

A graphite study on Canson paper made for the piece 'My Mind In Action.'

A graphite study on Canson paper made for the piece “My Mind In Action.”

An interpretive self-portrait of myself using a variety of media: charcoal, conte, graphic, ink, pastel, acrylic and colored pencil; as well as a multitude of techniques.

An interpretive self-portrait of myself using a variety of media: charcoal, conte, graphic, ink, pastel, acrylic and colored pencil; as well as a multitude of techniques.

A montage painting created with the intent of exploring the inner workings of our mind, using the beauty and wonder of the ordinary building as a metaphor.

A montage painting created with the intent of exploring the inner workings of our mind, using the beauty and wonder of the ordinary building as a metaphor.

A series of paintings created as a progression study. Guess what I started from, then guess how I ended up!

A series of paintings created as a progression study. Guess what I started from, then guess how I ended up!

A montage scene at Seabourne Creek Nature Park depicted using ink, graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil.

A montage scene at Seabourne Creek Nature Park depicted using ink, graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil.

A psychological drawing composed of ink, charcoal, and conte, created based on various themes, including: heartbreak, facing obstacles, and loneliness.

A psychological drawing composed of ink, charcoal, and conte, created based on various themes, including: heartbreak, facing obstacles, and loneliness.

An abstracted depiction of the good times in life.

An abstracted depiction of the “good” times in life.

A psychological drawing in which the artist depicts an abstracted form of himself during a time of relative social destitution. 24 hour drawing created using charcoal, conte and graphite.

A psychological drawing in which the artist depicts an abstracted form of himself during a time of relative social destitution. 24 hour drawing created using charcoal, conte and graphite.

A psychological charcoal drawing created at a time during which the artist felt an extreme sense of loneliness and stigmatization from the world. This piece was created within a span of 24 hours.

A psychological charcoal drawing created at a time during which the artist felt an extreme sense of loneliness and stigmatization from the world. This piece was created within a span of 24 hours.

Another simply abstract piece with emphasis on the aesthetic value differences involved.

Another simply abstract piece with emphasis on the aesthetic value differences involved.