It has been a heavy start to 2020. To pick things up where we left it, the team at WOAW gallery has collaborated with Case Studyo to bring you Spanish artist Cristina BanBan. It will be BanBa's first solo show in the region.
Banban's work on display are rendered on large-scale colorful canvases and pastel on paper; filled with enlarged voluptuous feminine figures that remind us of 18th century neoclassical paintings; BanBan is manipulating perspectives to draw attention to the monumentality of the figures, showing them in ‘spaces’ that seem too small to contain them. She challenges the notion of conventional figurative representation, offering her own take on figuration. Influenced by anime and expressionist aesthetics, her creatures seem mysteriously odd with their opulent and juicy looking bodies and their enormous hands and feet.
BanBan's work explores the form of the human body, pushing the boundaries of the proportions of the subjects. Cristina investigates human action and motivation, as well as the blurred relationship between the real and the imagination. She inevitably formulates an answer to the social expectations, norms and values of society. Cristina transforms the female figures, often depicting herself in a humorous and a bold energy to create works that are filled with intimacy and directness.
In collaboration with Cristina BanBan and Case Studyo, we will be releasing an editioned rug. Click here to find out more.
The exhibition will be accessible privately at WOAW gallery from now to 21st May at WOAW gallery. For viewing arrangements, please email email@example.com.
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