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From painting, I have always been attracted by the fact that with simple materials such as a brush, pigments and a canvas, one can create a space charged with its own soul/energy.

 

I have been experimenting with different techniques, being encaustic (virgin wax with resin of Damar worked in hot) together with oil and on canvas, with which I identify myself more and I have worked in my work. I started painting portraits of friends and self-portraits. After passing through the University of Fine Arts, with all the theoretical and technical content it entailed, I started the series Cuadrados as a need to simplify, so that the simple forms and color, invited to clean the look of so much visual and conceptual information with which we live.

 

The works of Landscapes and Volcanoes arise from a longing for horizons and distance, since in the city our eyes travel very short distances.

 

The series Collars and Spiders was born after being a mother and moving to the country: the care, the patience that develops when caring for a baby, the company of nature, together with the silence of living there, led me to paint these paintings that invite us to become absorbed in their small beads and plots so that we can rest, even for a moment, from ourselves.

Braids and Pollen are series that I painted aware that the theme I had chosen was difficult to transfer to the canvas: the communion of the human being and nature, of the earthly and the cosmic, of the visible and the invisible... of that intimate and necessary connection between all this that generates and feeds the creative and life itself and we tend to forget in the midst of our contemporary hustle and bustle.

 

In 2015, the EnMaLa Gallery in Lanzarote proposed me an individual exhibition and as I love that wonderful volcanic island, I painted Magma dedicated to it, where the sea, volcanoes and flowers are intermingled as a metaphor of creativity and Art.

 

Synchronies and Circles are two series that are again based on colour and simple forms. I am working on them in the hope of transferring to the canvas the sensation of flow, of continuous movement, of encounters and losses, of dark moments and bright moments that make up a life.

 

My work is not linear, I go and come back to these themes again and again through time, which makes them intermingled and thus complementary. That is why the presentation of the work on the web does not follow a chronological order nor is it grouped by series.

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TRAJECTORY

Cristina Barrera is a Spanish painter. In 1981 she began her studies of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid and continued at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca where she graduated. In 1990 she creates the publishing house of art texts +-491 together with her partners of the artistic silk-screen printing workshop El Elefante Rojo.

 

Over the years he has had numerous individual and group exhibitions and his work has been exhibited in several editions of the ARCO Art Fair with the Moriarty Gallery.

 

He has lived in Madrid, Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona, Lanzarote and Lisbon.

In 2004 she moved with her daughter to a 19th century country house in a small town in Guadalajara, where she set up her painting studio.

 

In 2014, parallel to his artistic work, he develops the project of transforming part of the house into a rural hotel, La Casa Gavira: www.lacasagavira.com

 

She currently lives and works between Madrid and Guadalajara

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

MAGMA

 

Gallery EnMala.  

Lanzarote-Spain.

2016 

 

BRAIDS

Sala de exposiciones del Teatro Alcazar.

Madrid- Spain. 

2010

     

TRAVEL MEMORIES

 

Gallery Moriarty. 

Madrid- Spain. 

2000 

 VOLCANOES 

Espacio de Arte Nab Room.  

Madrid- España.  

2002   

NECKLACES AND SPIDERS

Espacio 0034 LAB.  

Madrid- Spain. 

2008   

LANDSCAPE/SQUARE

Gallery  Moriarty.

Madrid- Spain. 

1996  

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ART FAIRS

ARCO'01.Moriarty Gallery. Madrid.

 

DEARTE. Spanish Galleries Fair. Blanca Soto Gallery. Madrid, 2001

ARCO'00. Moriarty gallery. Madrid ARCO'98 . Moriarty Gallery. Madrid.

 

ARCO´97 . Gallery of Art Moriarty. Madrid, Spain

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2017

Modus Operandis Gallery

Madrid, Spain.

2006

 

Antonio Perez Foundation

Diputación de Cuenca. Cuenca, Spain

1996

Art Co Gallery

San Sebastián, Spain

“XIII edition Premio Nacional de Pintura ADAJA”.

Ávila, Spain

Musuri Gallery

“FLIPART”.

Madrid, Spain

La Kabala

”Museo Portátil “

Madrid, Spain.

1992

Al-Andalus Gallery

”Pinturas”

Sevilla, Spain.  

 

 

Sen Gallery

Serigraphy

Madrid, Spain. 

2016

 

Arte21 Gallery

Almería. Spain

2014

Enmala

Lanzarote, Spain.

2007

 

Openart

 (II talleres internacionales de Arte Contemporáneo).

Zaragoza, Spain.

2001

Fine Arts Cercle 

"Homenaje a Fernando Múgica".

Madrid, Spain. 2001

Art Gallery

"Sahara"

Almería. Spain

2000

Acanto Gallery

”Gráfica Contemporánea 2” Almería, Spain

1997

Comte Guell Palace

Barcelona, Spain.

1994

la Kabala Gallery

"Museo portátil”

Madrid, Spain

1993

“III Mostra Unión Fenosa” (Catálogo).

La Coruña, Spain

1995

Paola Verrengia Gallery

“Dove ti porta il cuore?” 

(Catalogue).

Salerno, Italy

la Kabala Gallery

“Museo Portátil”

Madrid, Spain

1991

 “IV Premios de Artes Plásticas  Castilla –La Mancha “

Toledo, Spain

 

Estrujenbank Gallery

”La Nada de la política-la Política de la Nada”

Madrid, Spain

1989

Carmona Townhall

"Exposición colectiva José Arpa “

Sevilla, Spain. 

1984

Fine Arts Cercle 

"Exposición talleres de Arte Actual".

Madrid, Spain.     

 

Cultural Centre de la Villa

”Madrid-Madrid-“ (Catalogue). Madrid, Spain. 

WORK IN 

VICERRECTORATE of the UNIVERSITY of castilla la Mancha. Cuenca, Spain.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ELECTROGRAPHY. Cuenca, Spain.  

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Zaragoza, Spain.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

PRESS AND OTHERS