Sometimes, well, most of the time, I am unsure as to what inspires me. I am inspired a lot by other people’s work actually. I used to be inspired by nature but it’s taken a turn. I think mostly because I’ve moved from abstracting things, to abstracting for the sake of it. As in, inspired by the mediums, or the way other people have used the mediums.
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.View Archive →