Combining the smoothness of oil with the coarseness of sand, Mexican artist Cristina Arnedo creates flowing canvases filled with rich colors and textures. Here, she searches for harmony among different materials and colors that frequently contrast, finding equilibrium between the hardness and softness of form, vibrant and subtle colors, light and dark elements. For her, the canvas becomes a realm of convergence, where the similar and the opposite can flow together in perfect synchronicity.
Each of Arnedo’s works has a life of its own. Compositions lend a vast spaciousness to her otherworldly settings, while subtle forms and a masterful use of color draw the eye inward farther and farther into the depths of the work. In this space, the viewer is able to gain a glimpse of the profound self, a look into the inner world that all humans share.