Christopher Florentino, known professionally as Flore, is an international American Contemporary Fine artist born in Brooklyn, New York. Flore embodies 'the spirit of Keith Haring' and is closely influenced by artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat and George Condo. His work ranges from contemporary art pieces to mid-century modern inspired interior design.
His early introduction to Abstract Expressionism has remained deeply important to him, and one can see its influence in his work, not only in the gestural lines and marks that snake over the canvases, but also in the overall nature of the compositions that insistently draw the eye across the paintings.
The graffiti influence is evident, not only in the snippets of texts, occasionally crossed out in a manner also explored by Basquiat, but also in the graphic quality of the works and the black outlines that define the shapes and separate forms.
And in fact, along with the text heavy works, he also creates purely abstract paintings that meld the energy of graffiti with the sweeping gestures of Abstract Expressionism.