Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
This is my latest cubist painting. I have combined elements such as a guitar being broken up over a kitchen tablecloth. Common objects such as cups, wine bottle, a book, and a flower vase are integrated. An opportunistic cat at the bottom is ready to snatch unattended sardines next to a small plate of olives. I added the words Rue de Rivoli to the composition. The Rivoli refers to the street in Paris where the Louvre Museum is located on. I added the a generic smartphone to the mix of everyday objects. An open book faces the smartphone as if in a competitive gesture for information. The wine bottle label has a generic sauvignon title with a docile duck icon.
Christian was born in the United States but has also lived in Colombia. He has attended schools such as Parsons (New York City), The University of the Arts (PHILA) and Drexel University (PHILA) and has a BFA in graphic design. He now lives in South Florida and has exhibited with other Latinamerican artists. About his work: I have always strived to test my skills, imagination and patience with each painting/project I engage in. I enjoy having contrasting styles within my work. I feel that the use of these styles helps me to develop my sense of color, form, and composition. Most of my work requires a lot of time (preparatory black & white sketches, color studies). However other paintings are done directly onto the canvas without any sketches.