Sundance artist Kent Christensen takes human obsession seriously: Like food, especially food, with an emphasis on dessert. And typically, that is what he paints. He recalls growing up “in the orange, lemon, and avocado groves of Southern California, where I acquired a fondness for orange crate labels, pop […]
Many Utah artists paint deserts; Kent Christensen mostly paints desserts. And 2015 begins with his work showing in four places simultaneously: At London’s gallery Eleven, The Leonardo, the BYU – Harris Fine Arts Center’s 50th anniversary exhibit and Springville’s Spiritual and Religious show. His work also can be […]
One culture’s culinary pleasure is another culture’s entrenched taboo. Which can come in handy if, say, you’re a young maritime Republic looking for divine protection and a little tourist industry: legend has it the Venetians swiped the relics of St. Mark, their patron saint, by layering them in […]
You could call him the Candy Man. A fine artist who paints appealing confections with many layers of meaning, Kent Christensen sells his work at a gallery in London, at Williams Fine Art in Salt Lake City, and splits his time between a small apartment in New York City and a stunning, light-filled home he built at Sundance five years ago.