Cristina Palacios Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Cristina Palacios
Live in: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Artworks for sale: 104.00
Cristina Palacios Artist Bio:
"˜She who dreams in the dark hours of the night with far away worlds comes upon, in the abstract language of the mind, the path to unknown mysterious universes, finding herself travelling into the mesmerizing luminosity of the cosmic womb...' Cristina Palacios, 2007 THEMES CENTRAL TO MY WORK My practice combines, and is open to, an eclectic range of cultural influences- my art practice has been profoundly influenced by my Latin American sensibility and strong links to both traditional art and the Neo-concrete movements in Brazil, indigenous art from Australia, traditional Japanese art and the new realism work of French artist Yves Klein. Exploration of conceptual cross cultural similarities and idea transfer are integral elements of my research and strongly inform my finished works. PACHAMAMA is a sacred cosmic living being and a feminine god (Earth Mother) that is fertile and nurturing. In South American mythology PACHA represents infinity, the feminine spirit of force, the "˜Cosmos', the divine and the sacred. The infinite aspect is often represented by the use of the circle with no beginning and no end. This infinite cycle represents the Universe, evolution and the spiritual growth throughout our lives. The circle is explored in my work as spiritual motif, as well as notions of energy, cyclical repetition, and transformation. The spiral reaches out beyond the circle, and continually transforms. My approach is interdisciplinary; however I am inspired by the hidden potential of unconventional materials, and the spontaneity of drawing practices, particularly within an installation context. My installations also incorporate objects which represent notions of time and imagined universes. In these installations I continually look to see creative potential in everyday discarded objects. I am fascinated by the hidden potential of found objects such as packaging and detritus. Intuition, spontaneity and chance occur through the use of unconventional materials that allude to packaging and the environment, using plastic materials to play with the idea of immateriality, experiential, temporality and impermanence.