Bringing together a selection of new and older work, the exhibition focusses on the dialogue between human and nature, and the benefits it can bring to our mental and physical wellbeing. Christina’s practice aims to stimulate the viewer’s awareness of their environment, specifically their engagement with nature. Through her painting, she shares her own experience of liberation through nature. This offers her escapism, peace and solitude, in contrast to the chaos and complexity life can bring.
The work displayed in the exhibition combines realistic, enhanced and imaginary elements, using bold, amplified colours and divergent tonal values. In certain works, silhouettes of anonymous and isolated figures are depicted facing away from the viewer, generating mystery and curiosity. The figures are stripped of identity and personality to direct the viewer’s focus firmly on the figure’s relationship with its surroundings.
Christina b.1994, London.
Christina is a London based artist. She has taken part in a variety of exhibitions throughout the country, selling around 50 original paintings to date. After graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2017, she was selected to participate in the Clyde & Co Art Award, where she went on to win the staff vote. She was recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and is currently represented by selective online gallery, New Blood Art.
She is an advocate for the Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism. Having experience of this little-known condition herself, she makes videos , delivers presentations, and writes awareness blogs. These focus on how her art has helped her communicate and the ability to achieve despite disability. She recently presented at The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, and has been invited to write for BBC Stories and Huffington Post, speaking of Selective Mutism and her art practice.