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Teach Me How to Dance

Cristina Lopez Casas
Ugallery 5345194596 UGallery

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 $700

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Part of artist Cristina Lopez Casas's Outfit series. A figure poses with a playful smile dressed in surreal art. Cristina uses orange hair to portray the misfit character matching the cocoon of surreal embellishments wrapped around her. "A bit shy, but with the intention of learning to dance," she says. The "creature-inside-other-creature" reflects Cristina's feelings towards her own body. "Someone girlish trapped in an ancient mythological animal," she says. "The animistic and the surreal, the fantastic and the folk, they all meet in this outfit."

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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