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Composition One
Composition Two
Composition Three

These could literally be in any order. I dislike naming my work unless I am in a mood. Then it could be whatever strain of thought I am thinking. Sort of like how James Joyce writes—a phrase or stream of consciousness. No intention to be a charlatan here. In saying that, I hate it when people read too deeply into art and take it way beyond what its intended meaning (if any). Sometimes I think nine times out of 10, an artist just puts in their paintings what was most convenient to do. Seriously.

Like, I don’t know man. I personally just like doing this and it makes me feel good.

They say you are supposed to choose some kind of problem in the world and solve it with your art, basically. That art is all about solving problems (in multiple ways). That will give you your audience. While I have decided on a direction (the human condition), I still struggle to understand how that comes together because in order to make good art, you need to stop thinking. Plus, it really depends on the mood I am in. And what music I am listening to. Music helps. Energy levels do too.

Most of my work gives an erratic feeling. A feeling of chaos and instability. Lovely. That is my own opinion. Except for my minimalist stuff.

My inspiration truly comes from just a simple passion for art. I just cannot help it. When I get some kind of medium to use, I mostly just feel compelled to express myself. Like when I see a piano. I just have to play it. Art is usually (always) a feeling that is energetic. Intense. Bright usually. Ugly—My only rule is to fully capture what I feel an urge to do. That is about it. I cannot reproduce it except to the extent that should I be in front of paper and paint, something will be produced. There is not a meaning behind it except that it is honest and has integrity. That is why I say I cannot do art wrong or right. Unless I am dishonest to myself. Then it is bad art.

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By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.