La luz, el color y el grosor de una sensibilidad natural

Pauline Cristie, a devotee of the oil painting at the moment of capturing the nature and her surroundings. She has deeply studied her technique until she was able to refine it and combine it with other distinctive elements. Today she is part of Art Medellín with a work that reveals her personal signature with affective neatness.  

© Pauline Cristi
© Pauline Cristi

As was mentioned the idea of a written article she knew exactly how to define what she does: “I work with the oil and the palette knife. I add roots, sand, edible seaweed, remains”. Obviously, the detail and the clues she describes with such a delicate subtleness, exhibit a methodical and applied study of the characteristics and the material nature of the oil and also exhibit an original way of the mixture with organic materials but without a brusque intervention. Then, a humble and expressive materiality appears which appoints to Chilean landscapes and characters that inhabit them.

She has worked with on two series throughout her career. Two long and gracefully finished series. One of them, quite characteristic, show glances of boats. The depths of her thoughts move around familiar tides, incorporated in an overwhelming subconscious not from the literal but from the insinuation. The crash of the waves with the boats of the Chilean shores is expressively manifested through the, already mentioned, classic technique of the oil over fabric evolving into a combined technique.

How does it work? The study and research of the tools that provide her with the art are expressed based on photographs. Pictures extracted from small inlets, ports, and beaches that exhibit the fisher’s work, the chemistry of the boats with the seas, the beauty and perfection of the landscapes of the Chilean Patagonia. From them, she is able to freely get along on the canvas. Her traces seem to dance and the finishing touches prove this over a composition that is built on the basis of a sensitive interpretation, and the same time intense and kind.

The second series is based on what she herself has defined as “imaginary images”. With the idea of illustrate and make visible the abstractions that evoke the senses and the affective aspect which is an indescribable part of the human being presented when contemplating sublime landscapes, Pauline Cristi captures the essence of some landscapes that called her attention and applies them in worked shapes around the expressionism of nature. This pieces present layers, levels, aqueous depths, veils, transparencies, and textures. The movement and color, even though they were always present in her pictorial work, stand out and are emphasized in this series.

Desde lejos II
Desde lejos II

The experimental appears strong again. Her intention of applying a mixed technique and provide her work with relief and texture is applied in this series where are distinguished natural and organic elements such as seaweed, feathers, sand and more. It then appears the natural beauty created by the landscape. Scenarios from the South of Chile appear on thick traces, sharp or defined as a result of the court with the expressionism.

Today, it is a matured and experimented work that has defined her calling and years of profession. With the aim of “go deep, express things and communicate sensations”, the artist paints to make a use of the virtues of the brilliance, color, and movement to extract an idea from an image.

She is a designer; however, the art has flooded her life from the beginning. With almost 50 exhibitions on her back and two wide series of investigative work, the Chilean artist projects her image abroad and beyond. From September 16th she will be exhibiting six of her works in Art Medellin, to later go back and exhibit on the walls of the School of Engineering of the Catolica University part of her works in medium and big format.

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