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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Florencia Y la Onza by Cristina Lopez Casas | $800 | oil painting | 23.6' h x 19.7' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Florencia-Y-la-Onza

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Florencia Y la Onza

Cristina Lopez Casas
Ugallery 5345196481 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2022

23.6" h x 19.7" w x .8" d |2 lbs. 2 oz.

In stock $800

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Artist Cristina Lopez Casas shares a fantastical image of a young girl on a puma's back, both cruising on a skateboard. A pink castle stands in the distance near a tree reflecting the same hue with multiple branches growing beyond. Cristina takes inspiration from common animals local to the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. A small and white bird-like life form floats beside them. This creature is known as an alebrije, or an imaginary being usually made in woodcraft. "As in a circus they skate in the pursuit of imaginative ideas."

Cristina Lopez Casas

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

Artist Cristina Lopez Casas paints deeply personal and stirring portraits of women. “My work is a record of what a woman can do as an alternative to following the traditional role of family pillar,” says Cristina. “It gives me constant joy and peace, it is essential to my mental well being. Yes, art is therapy. And so much more once it connects to another woman's life.” Growing up in Chile, Cristina studied graphic design. She desired to be a painter but many obstacles delayed her dream. Soon after school, she married, had two sons and moved to California to start a business selling wrought iron furniture. Many years passed before an unexpected move to Mexico City allowed her to return to school for a Masters in Painting. Today, Cristina lives in Oaxaca, where she enjoys the support of a vibrant arts community. She paints in a small bamboo workshop on the roof of her house with a fantastic view of the mountains. When she’s not painting, she enjoys spending time with her partner, walking and talking about science, philosophy, art and food.

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