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Winter 2015 Competition:


art that pushes boundaries and expands our perception

of love and sex in the 21st century

2nd Place Winner

Medium:  Digital
Size:       13 X 19
Price:      300. usd

artist statement

Union of unconscious and conscious mind.  Uniting more than one form of 'reality' into one.  That of the unconscious mind and the conscious. Inspiration comes as a  result of an immense love for painting and cinematography.   In both mediums, that of eroticism is always present. Starting from Renaissance paintings, to today's, as well as in cinematography and still photography. Cinematography has always been one of the most powerful influences in my image making, along with all kinds of painting. Many types of film, from all-time classics in black and white to the avant garde of the sixties to today's, have the greatest impact in my work.

Eroticism can be latent or prevalent. Latent eroticism, is the one that is better expressed in my work but not only. Unconscious erotic needs or fantasies can emerge in many forms. Digging in deep into the unconscious mind has a major impact on my way to express inner feelings, sensations and dreams.  So, it is in that context that images of the unconscious mind come to meet painting and frames from the movies to produce a new effect which expresses my inner reality (in this case my sensual-erotic world)  visually, as well as emotionally and conceptually.


artist bio

Christine L. Selzer, specializes in digital image making and photography and painting. Christine’s photography has appeared in magazines in the UK and Turkey and was awarded several times by on-line magazines.  Christine exhibited her work at the First Santorini Biennale of Arts in Greece in 2011, and in October 2014, showed her work with Raw artists (indie artists) at the event that took place in New Orleans at the venue "Republic". She is a member of the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Texas Photographic Society and the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans.

Before concentrating on digital image making and photography, she free-lanced as a make-up artist, stylist and photographer for stage, musical groups and actors in her home country, Greece.  Christine, was born in Athens Greece. She studied Psychology at the American College Deree in Athens, and subsequently went to London England, where she studied Fine Arts at Croydon College of Arts - London UK, including painting, sculpture, printing and basics in B&W film photography as well as professional make-up for stage, TV and Film at Greasepaint School of Professional make -up, Ealing Broadway - London. She returned to Greece to take over the family business, Lentzos S.A., an exclusive fashion menswear company.

In 2013, after long years of practicing Yoga and meditation, she became a KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) certified Kundalini Yoga teacher in Espanola New Mexico. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Greek. She permanently moved to New Orleans with her husband Louis Selzer, who is also a photographer and partner in ChrisLouPhotography and Digital Art, in January 2011.

Christine Lentzou

christine l. selzer

New Orleans, Louisiana  [USA]



art scene today Q & A

Q: Where do you see yourself in the art scene today?
A:  Digital image making, photography and painting.
Q: What is in your inspiration?
A:  Painting and cinematography.
Q: What are your challenges?
A:  Condensing my experimenta-tions.
Q: How did you/do you choose your medium?
A: As a substitute for painting due to lack of studio, turned into "digital photo painting"
Q: Which artist has influenced you the most?
A: I cannot isolate only one single artist - there are many artists from  painting, cinematography, and photography that have influenced me.  

 other work by the artist




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