Achromatik Arts

Welcome

"Sometimes the world doesn't need another hero, sometimes what it needs a monster."

(Dracula Untold)

News

09.26.2021: Brand new name, brand new domain! Same old grayscale art.

08.15.2021: New work added! Added It to Icons series in Pop Culture.

08.01.2021: New work added! Added Weirdo to Selected Commissions.

07.23.2021: New work added! Added Spaulding to Icons series in Pop Culture.

About

Achromatik Arts is Kristine Astop (she/her). She is an emerging Canadian marker artist, based in Calgary (Mohkínstsis), Alberta, Canada.

While she has explored a multitude of mediums, styles and subject matter, her primary passion is photorealism that focuses on the human (or nearly human) form.

Having been raised on rich diet of science fiction, fantasy and horror, much of Kristine’s work is a love letter to those genres.  She has a particular affinity and fondness for monsters and broken things.

When she isn't obsessively hunched over her latest creation, Kristine spends her time indulging her geeky tendencies through her love of theatre, film, science fiction, horror, and video games. She enjoys running, yoga and hiking.

By day, Kristine works as an arts administrator & in-house nerd at Theatre Calgary, one of Calgary's oldest professional theatre companies. By night, she is an active member of the local amateur theatre community where she volunteers and supports numerous theatrical productions throughout the season.   She has produced, directed and set designed, as well as provided properties fabrication, special effects, and scenic art support for over thirty productions over the last few seasons.

She would jump at the promise of adventure if a YT-1300 Transport or a salvaged MCRN corvette-class frigate showed up outside her house.


In the spirit of reconciliation, Kristine acknowledges that she lives, works and creates on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. They were the original occupants of this land and continue to be here to this day. Kristine is grateful to have the opportunity to create art in this territory.

Photo of Kristine Astop in 2021. She is a white cis female with shoulder-length pink hair. She has a nose-ring and stretched earlobes.  She is wearing black glasses and a black shirt.

Contact

Have a question? Interested in a commission or print? Need to get in touch? Please drop Kristine a line using the form or reach out to her by one of her social media accounts below.