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Cristina
Rodriguez
Artist
Artist
Education, Honors & Awards
1983-1987 BA in Fine Art, University of Los Andes, Bogotá , Colombia
1989-1991 MA in Painting, The Slade School of Fine Art, London University, Great Britain (1991)
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-1989 Scholarship for Outstanding Artists. Icetex: Government of Colombia
- 1990 The British Council Scholarship
- 1992 The Delfina Studios Scholarship. Delfina Studios Trust (one year)
- 1993 Travel Scholarship to Zimbabwe. Delfina Studios Trust
- 1995 Travel Scholarship to New York. Delfina Studios Trust
Personal Information
United Kingdom
London
Reading, Music, Theatre, Dance, Swimming, Walking
Cristina Rodriguez (Colombia, 1964) - 1983-1987 BA in Fine Arts, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia - 1989-1991 MA in Fine Arts at The Slade School of Fine Art, London University, Great Britain Awards - 1989 Scholarship for Outstanding Artists. Icetex: Government of Colombia. - 1990 The British Council Scholarship - 1992 The Delfina Studios Scholarship. Delfina Studios Trust (one year) - 1993 Travel Scholarship to Zimbabwe. Delfina Studios Trust - 1995 Travel Scholarship to New York. Delfina Studios Trust Her work is in private collections in Europe, Great Britain, Central America, South America, USA and Africa. Her work is in the following public collections : - Paintings in Hospitals (Great Britain) - The British Football Association (Great Britain) - The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London (Great Britain) Her work is in the following permanent collections: - Permanent collection of the University of Los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia) - Permanent collection of the Santorini Biennale, Pyrgos, Santorini (Greece) - Permanent collection of the Embassy of Colombia, London (Great Britain) - Permanent collection of the Consulate of Colombia, Paris (France) - Permanent collection of the Consulate of Colombia, New York (USA) - Permanent collection of Trinity Hospice, London (Great Britain) To view all the Group Exhibitions and the essays written about her work , please, visit her website: www.cristina-rodriguez.com
More than 25 years
Professional Artist
Cristina Rodriguez was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1964. She has lived in Colombia, Peru, Germany, Great Britain, USA, Zimbabwe and Switzerland. She now lives in Portugal. A passionate traveller, she has journeyed extensively through South America, Europe and Africa, finding enrichment and inspiration in the familiar and extraordinary practices and customs she has encountered. Although her paintings sometimes contain abstract and surreal elements, they are always emphatically figurative. Characteristic of her work are the bold outlines of the figures or objects, the curve and curl of the forms and the simplified areas of solid colour which clarify the whole pictorial concept. Simplicity and a joyous passion for colour: these are the compositional keynotes of Cristina Rodriguez's art –clearly revealing the lasting impact of a childhood spent in Colombia with its rich heritage of folk art, primitive art, narrative art, story-telling, myth and fable. Among many other influences, Cristina Rodriguez cites her love for early Italian Renaissance art, in particular for the quiet and reverential frescoes of Fra Angelico. Also primitive art in all its forms and the great colourists of the twentieth century, particularly Chagall, whose floating gravity-defying figures and animals find their counterpart in her own work. Cristina Rodriguez has retained the child's ability to believe in the unbelievable and to see the magic in the mundane. She draws her subjects from the real and the imaginary, fusing fantasy and perception into one. Her paintings – with their animals, dwelling places, radiant landscapes, domestic rituals and everyday objects – welcome us inside. At their centre are love and tranquillity. The peaceful atmosphere she achieves is the tangible expression of her own longing for the ideal in life, and her fervent wish to eschew the ugliness and cruelty of the world. These are not spontaneous creations, but deliberate works of art which have been thought out, dreamed over, reflected on. Their purpose is to give joy and comfort and, above all, to affirm life. In their simple, direct way, they appeal to our emotions, evoking harmonious associations and creating recurrent sensations of serenity and beauty. We are disarmed and our hearts open to the magic of her art. Gillian Adam, London 2007 www.cristina-rodriguez.com
Painting
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