Chris Dean is a Detroit based artist working with stereoscopic and lenticular processes. Dean 's vibrantly colored, multilayered images explore the boundaries of culture and private states along side lenticular's engaging capacity for change and depth. Dean teaches courses in stereoscopic imagery at the University of Detroit and exhibits widely in the U.S. and beyond.
Lenticular printmaking is a technique that produces illusionary qualities of depth and motion on a flat two dimensional surface. The effect is similar to holography but works through the use of a carefully designed surface overlay that directs imagery to a viewer's eyes in particular patterns. Lenticular has roots in stereoscopic imagery and shares much in common with 3D movies and Viewmasters but is best known for its free viewing of 3D. Its magical appeal has attracted a wide range of enthusiasts including the growing base of artists interested in exploring its unique qualities.