Cristina Avello

Madrid, Spain

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Introspicere, 2016. Tilia wood, 29x51x27 cm
Introspicere, 2016. Tilia wood, 29x51x27 cm

Introspicere, 2016. Tilia wood, 29x51x27 cm

Raíces, 2015. Chestnut wood and acrylic, 28x46x30 cm

Raíces, 2015. Chestnut wood and acrylic, 28x46x30 cm

A penny for your thoughts, 2016. Mahogany wood and acrylic, 20x113x8 cm

A penny for your thoughts, 2016. Mahogany wood and acrylic, 20x113x8 cm

La vie en rose, 2016. Tilia wood and acrylic, 21x62x8 cm

La vie en rose, 2016. Tilia wood and acrylic, 21x62x8 cm

Olas de mujer, 2017. Installation of 12 tilia woods, 92x79,5 cm
Olas de mujer, 2017. Installation of 12 tilia woods, 92x79,5 cm

Olas de mujer, 2017. Installation of 12 tilia woods, 92x79,5 cm

Introspicere, 2016. Tilia wood, 29x51x27 cm
Raíces, 2015. Chestnut wood and acrylic, 28x46x30 cm
A penny for your thoughts, 2016. Mahogany wood and acrylic, 20x113x8 cm
La vie en rose, 2016. Tilia wood and acrylic, 21x62x8 cm
Olas de mujer, 2017. Installation of 12 tilia woods, 92x79,5 cm

Biography

"My work is inspired by women and by their constant quest for finding balance. When I reflect upon my personal search, I cannot help but think about the sea and this transports me to a realm where water and femininity unite.

Both women and sea are forces of nature and share traits such as elegance, strength and weakness, purity, sensibility, beauty, and harmony. 

There are days and times when balance is nowhere to be seen and we find ourselves in a chaotic internal state.  Feelings, doubts, fear and anxiety crash deep inside as waves do against a wall.  Other days, usually those when we stop demanding and testing our limits, when we are more benevolent and accept ourselves, we then thrive and find our balance.  Those magical and ephemeral moments create a sensual and delicate harmony which makes us seem lighter.  Its beauty resides in its fragility.

I was born in Spain and I have lived in London and New York.  I have always found my source of inspiration in women.  I find us to be the most intricate and fascinating being on earth.  I work in different mediums, paintings and wooden sculptures, all closely intertwined.

My paintings emerge from that space within me that craves harmony and attempt to capture the inner beauty of all those emotions, feelings, energy, and tensions.  They try to depict the peace and balance that we savor in those brief and magical moments when our world aligns.

When I am working on my sculptures I truly enjoy searching for the right piece of wood.  Once I have found the one that I was looking for, I start timidly, tip toeing while getting to know the wood without forcing my will.  Respecting the wood's character, I eventually manage to establish a conversation with the piece. I wrap myself in its scent, letting my thoughts flow with each movement while dancing around its essence. My search for balance starts here."

Waves of Womanhood

Education

National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain          

Exhibitions

2018

En equilibrio, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

 

2017

Scope NY, Urgel3, New York, USA

Context New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2016

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

Introspicere, Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY; EEUU

 

2015

A Time to Meditate, Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Finally Silence, Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Experiments in Self-Portraiture, Expo-Sure, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Healing Mid-Year Show, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

2014    

L’Essence, 2014: Reflections on the Classical, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Cortijo de Guadacorte, Spain

Jóvenes valores del Arte Contemporáneo, Van Dyck Gallery, Gijón, Spain

Entre Corrientes II , Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Verso y Reverso, 2014: Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Garde moi, 2014: The Paradox of Sculpture, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, NewYork, USA

Untitled, 2013: Mid-Year Show, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

 

2013

New Beginnings I, 2013: On the Relativity of Distance (and some of its consequences): American and Italian Art, 1963-2013, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, NewYork, USA

Crusade: Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

New Beginnings II, 2013: Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Awards & Recognitions

2015             Honorable Mention awarded by the National Academy School, New York, USA

2014             Honorable Mention awarded by the National Academy School, New York, USA

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