Christopher John Hollins (Risto) 1946. English artist who works with freely painted strips of paper that are screwed-up and hung or thrown onto the floor. He likes his art to be walked through and shuffled and disturbed by the spectator in an attempt to create an intuitive sensation generated by instinct - as opposed to the traditional idea of art as an intellectual activity of reasoned thinking. Hollins asserts that we all display a behavioural response within our powers of observation that manifests when, as children, we first explore line and colour, or begin shaping plastic material like dough or clay. This develops to enforce our ability to impose our learned powers of recognition over objects and events, and because this takes place in both primitive and advanced societies, Hollins believes this reveals evidence of a dominant mode of perception arising to suppress an older way of sensing by animal instinct. His art therefore attempts to remove reasoned thought from what he places before us so that we are provoked into using this older intuitive inherent way of perception that has become dormant in day-to-day observation.