Corrales Bosque Gallery

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 painting and sculpting.  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 a more mature way I now observe things around me.  As in photographs time is stopped and reactions captured, what is thought, what dreams, or fears do these moments contain my attempt to capture these in sculptures or paintings.  This will return my work to the era where paintings and sculptures were our only information from eras gone by.  When paintings and sculptures wanted to spoke out from the grave to tell a story or share an experience that no longer exists.   The fragmentation 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 and object, still today forms a connection and dialogue with the audience in many forms, love, affection, tragedy, violence, family, war and many others.