Pounds for Bread. Cristina BanBan

2 Dec 2016 – 10 Dec 2016

Event times

Thursdays to Saturdays 12:30-17:30, and by appointment

Unit G Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The 30, 26, 277 and 488 all stop close by
  • Overground: Hackney Central, Homerton
  • London Fields train station

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Exhibition of new paintings by Hackney WickED Art Prize Winner Cristina BanBan


POUNDS FOR BREAD is a solo exhibition by Hackney Wick based artist Cristina BanBan. For this body of work BanBan explores the struggles and the victories of everyday life. Her subjects range from the real street scenes and situations she encounters to her  doubts, fears and difficulties. The initial reality of these scenes is distorted by the presence of symbols and motifs that are personal to the artist:

“I find myself exploring the situations and objects that surround me. I observe discarded objects and choose them at will for my paintings before gifting them with flowers as a plain symbol of hope. I like the idea of giving other attributes to an image of decadence, adding a certain aspect of grace or allure.”

BanBan works across layers, adding or deleting items in an impulsive manner until she believes the image is complete. This activity produces the different dimensions that are present within the work; the deliberate plane of the image, elements that appear to float outside of that plane and in places simply the dimension formed by the act of painting and repainting itself. Here the energetic brushstrokes and density of the acrylic depart from formal meaning. Saturated and strongly contrasting colours are distributed instinctively between these different dimensions, compiling all of BanBan’s curious components in one vision.

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Exhibiting artists

Cristina BanBan


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