Cristina Del Sol, Ottawa Member Since January 2016 Artist Statement I grew up in a small city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I received formal art training from the National School of Fine Arts, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours' degree.
I have exhibited in Canada, the U.S and Argentina, with artwork featured in International books, juried art shows and contests. My paintings are in private collections worldwide.
Creating art is my passion and spirit. For me is like breathing, this incredible urge to paint that you can't question, you just have to do it, otherwise you die. Painting is my only means of bringing each day about.
Besides my art, my pets and nature feed my soul.
My work is very diverse as I implement a wide array of mediums such as acrylic, acrylic mediums, Venetian plaster, dry pigments, cold wax, charcoal, oil pastels, oil, and collage. Most of my paintings are derived from the intuitive.
Working with heavy textures of different media and paint allows me to scratch, incise, smooth over, cover and uncover. Like an excavation, the evolving work feels like a discovery. The finished work is a layered accumulation of material and marks creating a history of layers akin to the traces of time and weather that the world and our bodies bear, a tracery of life's cycles.
This is how life talks to us, leaving traces in objects and nature.
My art is not about reproducing what I see around me, rather the memories and feelings I keep with me from observing the world around me. I paint the essence of things, since everything around us is made up of energy and light.
I am not trying to prove anything, just learning every day.
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