Cristina Sanchez is an accomplished artist born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her experience spans nearly 25 years beginning with the development of painting skills in oil, acrylic and watercolors. 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 mixed media art. 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 the 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 work is a reflection of who I am and where I come from. As a Latin American artist, the foundation of my work is the influence of my roots and magical realism. My work is a mixture of reality and fantasy that contain descriptions of moments, emotions and stories captured in the details of the piece. The principal element of my work is clay, which is often used in conjunction with materials such as wood, metal and found objects. Fragmentation of figures, symbols, and a monochromatic palette drive the rhythm and composition of my work. The human figure is the protagonist but not the only character in my work. It can be said that my sculptures are storytellers in search of a dialogue with the viewer."