Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.
Bio: Cristina BanBan, 35, Brooklyn (@cristina_banban)
Title of work: Mujeres I (2022).
Where to see it: “Mujeres” at Skarstedt Gallery (20 E 79th St, New York) until Dec. 17.
Three words to describe it: Resolute, confident, emboldened.
What was on your mind at the time: Gestural expressionism.
An interesting feature that’s not immediately noticeable: I’ve left more spaces of open canvas for the charcoal drawings in this work. It gives the figures more freedom and hopefully allows them to break the line between abstraction and representation.
How it reflects your practice as a whole: It captures a moment in which I’m experimenting with something new. I hope it reflects the feeling of being on the cusp of something, which is always an exciting place to inhabit.
One song that captures its essence: Mozart Requiem In D Minor, K 626: Offertory I. Domine Jesu Christe.