Cristina de Miguel
Artist

My paintings are based on captured moments, ideas, and emotion, primarily expressed via the portrait and allegorical narrative. The images and motifs that are featured in my paintings often borrow from old masterpieces, social media and absurd daily scenes. I seek to create paintings that appear free, fresh, austere and spontaneous, while at the same time existing in a deliberate and planned manner. I am attracted to the direct and unaffected manner in which children illustrate coloring books, filling the black-outlined images with passionate scribbles of energy and carefree gestures. Some of the images reference ‘old master’ painting, such as Luncheon On The Grass (Manet), Boy Leading A Horse (Picasso), and Adam Expelled From Paradise (various Renaissance masters). I hope to reinvigorate these subjects with a contemporary twist. [Interview via Slayer Gallery]

Cristina de Miguel
Artist

My paintings are based on captured moments, ideas, and emotion, primarily expressed via the portrait and allegorical narrative. The images and motifs that are featured in my paintings often borrow from old masterpieces, social media and absurd daily scenes. I seek to create paintings that appear free, fresh, austere and spontaneous, while at the same time existing in a deliberate and planned manner. I am attracted to the direct and unaffected manner in which children illustrate coloring books, filling the black-outlined images with passionate scribbles of energy and carefree gestures. Some of the images reference ‘old master’ painting, such as Luncheon On The Grass (Manet), Boy Leading A Horse (Picasso), and Adam Expelled From Paradise (various Renaissance masters). I hope to reinvigorate these subjects with a contemporary twist. [Interview via Slayer Gallery]

  • Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning
    Mar 17 – Jul 6, 2024
    MoMA
    New York, USA
    “I didn’t see a major difference between a poem, a sculpture, a film, or a dance,” Joan Jonas has said. For more than five decades, Jonas’s multidisciplinary work has bridged and redefined boundaries between performance, video, drawing, sculpture, and installation. The most comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning traces the full breadth of her career (more…)
  • Mikko Takkunen: Hong Kong
    Publication
    Kehrer Verlag
    International
    With his first photobook Hong Kong, The New York Times’ photo editor Mikko Takkunen captured one of the world’s greatest metropolises during a time of political uncertainty and the pandemic. As the city was still recovering from the aftermath of the anti-government protests of 2019, Takkunen began to concentrate on the purity of seeing and capturing the world anew. (more…)