Chris Bourke’s work is characterized by the use of strong text-based messages, often referring to the artist’s political opinions, issues of public morality and universal truths.
Bourke formerly trained as a silversmith and less formerly as a tattoo artist whilst running his own skateboard shop ‘Spine’ for eleven years. He now works full time as an artist but remains greatly influenced by the motifs and symbology of tattoo culture, as well as ‘religious iconography, music, nature, the struggle and little birdies.’
Chris Bourke's Process
Bourke works in the highly labour intensive medium of lino-cut, a ‘relief’ printing method which involves the gradual cutting away of the material’s surface to develop a composition in relief form, which is then inked, printed and a matt, delicately stippled image created.
Many of Bourke’s artworks are also hand finished. Here tonal detail is further highlighted in watercolour or gold leaf.
Chris Bourke's Artwork
- Chris BourkeNew Skull 7£225.00
- Chris BourkeBlue Lotus£55.00
- Chris BourkeThe Reply (Blue)£48.00
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 4£175.00
- Chris BourkeHome£50.00
- Chris BourkeRow row rowFree!
- Chris BourkeNo. 5 3D£395.00
- Chris BourkeDon’t forget to smell the roses£35.00
- Chris BourkeNew Skull 3£200.00
- Chris BourkeFamily Tree – Hand Finished – (a/p)£100.00
- Chris BourkeDon’t (Let The Bastards)Free!
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 1£175.00
- Chris BourkeNo.1 3D£395.00
- Chris BourkeGet Up – Blue Lino£50.00
- Chris BourkeStorm in a Teacup – Hand Coloured£230.00
- Chris BourkeLife is Short£35.00
- Chris BourkeNo. 6 3D£495.00
- Chris BourkeNew Skull 9£225.00
- Chris BourkeStorm in a Tea Cup LinoFree!
- Chris BourkeThe Harder They Come£35.00
- Chris BourkeStraight Bat£55.00
- Chris BourkeLove is the key LinoFree!
- Chris BourkeNew Skull 6£225.00
- Chris BourkeFamily Tree – (a/p)£50.00
- Chris BourkeEagle and Heart – Hand ColouRed£65.00
- Chris BourkeSpeak your truth clearlyFree!
- Chris BourkeNo. 2 3D£495.00
- Chris BourkeThe Listener£55.00
- Chris BourkeRise and Shine- Black & White£45.00
- Chris BourkeHeart Waves£45.00
- Chris BourkeFor The Lost£45.00
- Chris BourkeGet Up (hand coloured blue)Free!
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 6£175.00
- Chris BourkeTea Skull£25.00
- Chris BourkeRise Above£45.00
- Chris BourkeRise Above – Blue Wings£80.00
- Chris BourkeBlue V£65.00
- Chris BourkeEternal Love (Amor Eterno)Free!
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 5£175.00
- Get Up LinoFree!
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 3£175.00
- Chris BourkeKeep Going Keep Growing – Sugar PaperFree!
- Chris BourkeThe Heart£45.00
- Chris BourkeFor WoodyFree!
- Chris BourkeThis Ones For You – Black and White (a/p)£40.00
- Chris BourkeShe Floated Away II A/PFree!
- Chris BourkeDon’t Lose Heart£55.00
- Chris BourkeSacred Heart 2£175.00