|Cristina Rodriguez was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1964. Since 1989, she has lived and worked in London.|
Cristina Rodriguez was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1964. Since 1989, she has lived and worked in London. A passionate traveler, she has journeyed extensively in South America, Europe and Africa, finding enrichment and inspiration in the familiar and extraordinary practices and customs she encounters. Although her paintings sometimes contain elements of the abstract and surreal, they are always emphatically figurative. Characteristic of her work are the bold outlines of the figures or objects, the curve and curl of the forms and the simplified areas of solid color which clarify the whole pictorial concept. Simplicity and a joyous passion for color: these are the compositional keynotes of Cristina Rodriguez’s art —clearly revealing the lasting impact of a childhood spent in Colombia with its rich heritage of folk art, primitive art, narrative art, story-telling, myth and fable.