Cristina Castañeda Granja

Cristina Castañeda Granja

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  Artist: Cristina Castañeda Granja
 Live in: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Cristina Castañeda Granja Artist Bio:

My work is not about politics, economics, science, religion or history. My work is about the experience as an individual in this particular moment of our age in the world where spirituality has been ripped of human nature. As like many other people of my generation, I grow up with an education forged by the rules of capitalism. Technology, consumerism, urban lifestyle, banks, politics, internet revolution. Experiencing adult's life has been a very challenging experience to me. As Caroline Myss writes on her book “Anatomy of the spirit”, the creative energy is essentially physical, earthly, it is connected to earth. It is the feeling of being physically alive. This energy draws us into an inner dialogue with the polarities of our inner self, our inclinations towards conflict. Habit is a hell to which people cling in order to stem the tide of change. Blocking the creative energy prevents us to evolve from a spiritual point of view; we feel concerns to grow, learn and discover, suffering existential crisis. Letting us feel the creative energy allows to continue to shape our lives, to reveal more about why things happen as they do. Through my painting, I'm challenging myself to unblock the creative process, by observing and representing urban life as a structured routine, with full potential of growing within a large community. Versus the nostalgia and isolation, individualism and lack of human touch, fears, insecurities and the impossibility of our generation to find out a lifestyle model that could represent and guide us, to unblock this creative energy that would bring us to unknown places. I like to use textures and play around with materials and colors; this creative process brings me back to my childhood and to that place where the process takes control over my thoughts, and it feels as a free creative energy. At this particular moment of my journey as a painter, I'm focusing more on the process rather than on the object. I like to use the spatula to create textures and experiment with color combinations. I'm working for improvisation, trying to be the colors and textures that guide me, without thinking too much about the result. This process allows me to create and destroy all the time without limiting myself to a particular shape or figure. I'm moving into vivid bright colors; they bring me closer to nature and help me to connect with my inner self from the joy and optimism, with faith that everything will be fine as long as we are moved by our creativity. www.castanedagranja.com http://www.facebook.com/Castanedagranja