Cristina Burgueño’s painting exudes rebelliousness, non-conformism and disobedience to clearly convey to the spectator her intention to forgo external references. From the frontier of transgression, the artist puts subjectivity on hold and raises in whoever contemplates her pictures a wide variety of unanswered questions. Her art, could be said to have no set destination nor point to a progression where, in the end, we would find the most beautiful object; but that is not the case, they show merging horizons or the illusion of a world seen from her own eyes and from her feelings, in a personal quest around the materials.
She gifts us with poetic, intimate works that she presents in series, mainly directed at the search for human beings’ connections with the metaphysical, with the earth and with themselves. She plays with the vertical and horizontal alignment of the fabrics and vinyls, combining watercolours, acrylics and pastels. The extenuating presence on her canvases or on her painting boards of red hues illustrate her interest in conveying the most primitive emotions: life, death, happiness and pain, eroticism, passion, fire and blood.
Cristina Burgueño took her incipient steps in her artistic career in Dublin, Ireland, in 1999, although it was not until 2010 when she threw herself into painting full time, driven by the need to express herself.
In the early years, she experimented with different pictorial techniques and schools. She cultivated figurative art and the use of a variety of vehicles and materials in her initial works to then focus her search for new styles in the sphere of abstract art. She is currently a co-founder of Minotauro Azul International Group of Visual Arts.
She has shown her paintings in several exhibition rooms in Madrid, Belgium and Mexico, as well as at art fairs in Valencia and at Art Fair Malaga 2017. In 2019, she made the quantum leap to the European market represented by the Van Gogh Art Gallery at the Salzburg International ArtFair in Austria and at Luxembourg ArtFair.
We cannot extract just one idea from the suggestive work of this Madrid native (1979). Her paintings are open to multiple interpretations, in such a way that they cease to belong to her to become the property of whoever contemplates, understands, penetrates or gazes upon them until they take them on board, crossing the mirror of representation to find themselves before an ever-fragile truth that verges on the sublime.
2019 – Luxembourg Art Fair (ART3F), Luxembourg.
2019 – SIAF Salzburg International ArtFair, Salzburg, Austria.
2017 – Art Fair Málaga 2017, Málaga, Spain.
2017 – II Oliva Art Fair. Oliva, Valencia, Spain.
2014 – Solo exhibition “The looks of innocence”. Centro Cultural Getafe Norte, Madrid. Spain.
2020 – “Variations sur thème de paix”. L’Espace Jo Delahaut de la Maison Communale d’Evere. Brussels, Belgium.
2020 – Collective Art Show. Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid. Spain.
2019 – Collective Art Show. Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid. Spain.
2019 – Antigua Fragua. Pinilla del Valle, Madrid. Spain.
2019 – “La materia de los sueños”. Artespacio Humanitas, Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico.
2019 – “Del color a La Tierra”. Espacio POZAS, Madrid, Spain.
2016 – Espacio MERCADO Getafe, Madrid, Spain.
2015 – Centro de las Artes Ciudad de Getafe, Sala Lorenzo Vaquero, Madrid, Spain.
2014 – Centro de las Artes Ciudad de Getafe, Sala Lorenzo Vaquero, Madrid, Spain.
2013 – Centro Cultural Getafe Norte, Madrid, Spain.
2013 – Sculpture exhibition in tribute to Jorge de Oteiza. Three sculptures in clay: Feminine Energy, Spinning Top and Strength. Centro Cultural Getafe Norte, Madrid, Spain.
2012 – Centro Cultural Getafe Norte, Madrid, Spain.
2011 – Centro Cultural Getafe Norte, Madrid, Spain.