Cristina Sanchez is an accomplished artist born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her experience spans nearly 20 years beginning in developing skills in painting in oil, acrylic and water colors. She attended the University of Chihuahua where she expanded her skills not only in painting but developed a passion for sculpting in various mediums. These include consigned work in wood, clay and stone.
Today her focus continues between painting and sculpting. Her themes include the human form and it coexistence with our subconscious. As one reviews her accomplished work we see the influences Mexico?s pre-Hispanic roots. The pictorial work is based on the mixture of different material and shapes that create effect of three dimensional as if the painted object wants to become a sculpture. Her sculptures reveal more delicate line with a set of negative spaces as if they were smooth strokes through the mud and wood, while maintaining the strength of human expression that characterizes her style.
My most recent work reveals a more mature way I now observe things around me. As in photographs time is stopped and reactions captured, what is thought, what dreams, or fears do these moments contain my attempt to capture these in sculptures or paintings. This will return my work to the era where paintings and sculptures were our only information from eras gone by. When paintings and sculptures wanted to spoke out from the grave to tell a story or share an experience that no longer exists. The fragmentation work using the human form in both two and three-dimension, allows me to explore the narcissism of man, being larger than his understanding. The human form is a classic style and object, still today forms a connection and dialogue with the audience in many forms, love, affection, tragedy, violence, family, war and many others. This form gives us an undeniable connection to peoples thousands of years before our time, for this reason it is one of my favorites.