© Chris Leib
Chris Leib was born in Carmel, California where he currently lives and works. Leib's honorary degree in Anthropology and his diploma in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts in San Francisco is to be seen in his work. His artistic work focuses on the investigation of Western documentary narratives and alternative realities. Through the symbolic use of astronauts and bonobo monkeys, humorous, often absurd scenarios are created which deal with power relations that seem natural to us. He transplants his characters into humorous scenarios that are often set in a historically significant environment, where they generally tamper with events as we know them.