Mur, Cristina

Cristina Mur, a multidiscipline artist who considers her art to be of intrinsic value.

Her work has an organic edge and develops a life of its own which at the same time reflects her personal experiences, both evolve side by side. Recognising that everything changes, she welcomes other methods and disciplines that could draw her into using new channnels of artisic expression: “Today sketching is my preferred medium, tomorrow, who knows what the future will bring to my art or to my life”. However this feeling of change has followed her throughout her career with the underlying longing found in all her work: the search for balance.

Her Fine Arts degree from the Basque Country University was followed by a European Masters degree in Interactive Multimedia at the Balearic islands and The London College of Printing, both contributing to her particular view of the world of art, in which the applied technology to her work as a loyal accomplice.

Cristina Mur has developed her painting as a spontaneous and sincere work which reflects a dairy of balance and wholeness. Her work narrates the duality between depth and superficiality, between the exterior and interior, between opposites that repell and at the same time attract each other. The layers of loose brush strokes covering bold marks of incrusted wax, that seem to want to mark the rhythm of life, like milestones that interrupt the flow of time.

Recent involvment includes taking part in a group performance during el Noche en Blanco organised by the HUB Madrid , “Small large essence” in 2010; the individual exhibition Sketch-in-me” in 2011, organised by the Artpotheek Gallery in Brussels, a monographic exhibition “Alive” at the Rodrigo Juarranz Gallery of her tipically large canvasses.

“No limits” is her latest work (2015) where her performance in the Noche de Ronda (in Aranda de Duero) gave birth to a larger sized canvass…breaking away from limiting canvasses and using them as a metaphor of freedom. The main theme of the event was a performance of her painting “live” before the crowds. For a more intimate experience, several video cameras placed strategically on her body followed her brushstrokes from varying angles while she was at work, Thus, the spectator stops being an onlooker and becomes a participant, able to see what the artist is seeing, feel what the artist is feeling.

A search of the horizon, on the one hand, brings the audience along with her physically and emocionally through every movement and brush stroke and, at the same time the artist does not let herself alone feel the freedom of going beyond the limits of the canvass. This new work can only be understood if you do not forget what is her stamp of identity – her constant neverending search for balance and beauty.
That was the objective.

The outcome was an enormous canvas 4x2m2 and the main core of the exposition that followed. The painting in situ, where the artist tried to create a horizon that collected sensations drawing wáter and sky as an absolute freedom metaphor was named “No limits”. It became the central piece of the event around which the other works pivoted. The venue chosen was a wine cellar in the heart of the Duero valley, and provided the space for her works to float along this natural horizon with no limits which the artist reflects in her work.

Right now she is probably submerged in her light filled studio, searching for balance in the painting of the moment.

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