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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Laura by Cristina Lopez Casas | $650 | oil painting | 24' h x 16' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Laura

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Oil painting on Masonite board New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2020

24" h x 16" w x .25" d |6 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $650

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A figure wears a mixed pattern of lively reds and yellow. Artist Cristina Lopez Casas clothes her characters and uses them as metaphors for issues related to identity. “Laura was a Mixe waitress at the place I have lunch every day," says Cristian. "She didn't wear her traditional clothes from her hometown in the Sierra Mixe, instead, she wore jeans and T-shirts. I made her painting by memory after she left. I fantasized her in something in between her traditional fashion and the contemporary." Reminiscent of dainty Russain tea dolls, also known as Babushka dolls, these colorfully dressed characters represent a recurrent theme in Cristina's work.

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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