“My pieces pass through and emerge from the walls just as we cross borders to experience, survive, evolve or simply to live. The human figure is the protagonist. Defragmenting the body, carrying the rhythm of the composition and the volume of contrast. The materials used reflect the connection with simple roots. Clay is the main element, while metal and wood integrate to unite the rigidity of the sculpture with the smoothness of the paint. ”
Cristina Sanchez is an accomplished artist born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her experience spans nearly 20 years beginning with the development of painting skills in oil, acrylic and water colors. At the University of Chihuahua, she expanded her skills in painting and developed a passion for sculpting in various mediums including wood, clay and stone. Today she continues to focus on sculpting and painting. Her themes often include the human form and coexistences with the subconscious. The influence of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic roots becomes an evident influence when considering her body of work as a whole. Cristina paints using a mixture of different materials and shapes, which can result in a three-dimensional effect, often appearing as though painted object wants to become a sculpture. Her sculptures reveal sets of negative spaces, smooth strokes and delicate lines, while maintaining the strength of human expression that characterizes her style.
My most recent work reveals the more mature way I now observe things around me. As in photographs, time is stopped and reactions are captured. What is thought, what is dream, what is feared in these moments I attempt to capture in my sculptures or paintings. This will return my work to time when paintings and sculptures were the only information from eras gone by. To a time when paintings and sculptures wanted to speak out to us from the grave to tell a story or share an experience that no longer exists. The fragmentation of work using the human form in both two and three-dimension, allows me to explore the narcissism of man, being larger than his understanding. The human form is a classic style, an object that still today forms a connection and dialogue with the audience in many forms, tragedy, love and passion.
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