The new Tribeca Color Salon in Tampa, located in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, features a variety of pieces by FSU Art MFA ‘19 Christopher Christian. Recently, they celebrated the opening of their third location with an official ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the mayor of Tampa Jane Castor, the Tribeca staff, and family. There are a total of five art pieces throughout the salon including a carved foam wall, a mural, and three individual paintings. All of the work is based off of Christopher Christian’s abstract iconography, which combines characteristics of modern symbols and images into his own eclectic cartoon language.The 20’ long and 8’ high carved foam wall stretches throughout the salon. The monochrome bas relief consists of several horizontal bands of symbols arranged to create an abstract urban scene. Located at the far end of the salon is a 11’ x 12’ ceiling mural. It is placed directly over the shampoo area for optimal viewing for patrons. The colorful
mural consists of nearly 20 abstract oil paintings on wood, cut apart and then reassembled. Many of these were completed using a range of experimental techniques and approaches during their creation, making the mural truly unique. The three individual paintings feature variations of Christopher Christian’s iconography. These are translated using a range of wet-in-wet techniques on colorful panels, which are ultimately cut and presented as vertical registers. The Tribeca Color Salon is located in Tampa at 6008 N. Florida Ave. Public viewing is available during operating hours.