The featured paintings by Chris Scarborough are at once naïve and childlike, as well as somewhat creepy and thought-provoking. We’re exclusively featuring his figurative, black-on-white work. The paintings you can sample below depict human characters in unusual poses, with anime character-like eyes, as well as oddly human head-shaped clouds, with weapons coming out of them, in what might be a visual metaphor of the atomic cloud. However, a visit to his website will reveal lots more range, as well as color, abstract and expressionistic pieces. The Medford, MA-based artist has been exhibiting since 2000, and his work has been featured in Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001). His recent exhibitions include shows at the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Curator’s Office in Washington D.C., and Foley Gallery in New York City. He has also participated in group exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta, London and Tokyo. His work is also included in various collections from around the world, such as he Tennessee State Museum, 21C Museum, and the Tullman Collection, and is a recipient of the 2008 Artist Fellowship for the state of Tennessee. Scarborough is represented by Foley Gallery, New York, Curator’s Office, Washington D.C., and Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.