Cris took his love of custom painted cars, combined with his new love for marine life and in 2005 launched his Jaws of Fire Collection. Each sculpture begins as a fiberglass blank. The surface is smoothed by a time-consuming sanding process that often takes all day. This is necessary to ensure that each coat of candy paint lies flawlessly. Transparent candy color is layered over and over, and layers of silver paint or metal flake sparkle from beneath the transparent candies. Multiple layers of clear coat intensify the depth and create a glossy finish that brings the creature to life under ambient light.
The combination of grinding and artwork hand done on these pieces was a partnership made to be eye candy and sparked the interest of galleries across the country. Each piece Cris makes is a reflection on his everyday life mixing vibrant candy colors with marine surroundings. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same due to the fact that they are all originals, which make all of his pieces highly collectable. The pieces he makes are made from the finest materials including custom hand mixed candy colors, cut and grinded aluminum, hand laid flame, tribal and other designs taking an extensive amount of time for the pieces to come to perfection.
Cris currently lives in the Space Coast of Florida where he surrounds himself with his passions: Surfing, Classic Cars and Marine wildlife. Born in the Big Apple- New York City, from a young age Cris Woloszak was destined for big things. Growing up Cris fell in love with fast cars and when his family moved down to South Florida Cris found a new passion; the ocean. He is always working on new pieces including custom commission pieces from his home studio and plans on continuing developing and expanding new artwork with Jaws of Fire, Alumination works as well as Disney Fine Art.
SeaSister Island Gallery in Key West couldn’t be more excited for what the future looks like for Cris X Art.