Are we who we are because of our past, or in spite of it?
Concerto was recently accepted to the 40th Atlanta Film Festival 2016. I sent them several images for promotional purposes, and am thrilled that they chose one of Christopher Rex's paintings to promote the film.
As you will learn when you see the film, Christopher always wanted to be an artist first. The cello was chosen for him by his father. Brother Charles played violin, their father played a little viola and their mother played piano. They needed a cellist to complete the quartet. Sister Cathy was too young at this point to be included.
Years later, after becoming the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's principal cellist, Christopher returned to art school. His conflicted relationship with his father was a recurring theme. Below is the painting being used by the Atlanta Film Festival and that appears in the film. I think it truly captures the theme of Concerto.