CRISTINA GARRIDO


Visual artist. Madrid.

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Tote Bag Paintings
2016 – present


Intervention.
Gesso and oil on tote bags; nails; wooden stretchers.
Dimensions variable.

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Tote bags are an omnipresent item in the art world. Gathered from international art fairs, museums, galleries or art events, or being given by friends, I have made these bags the surface and content of a series of paintings.

Prepared in a traditional manner, streched on a wooden frame with nails and gesso, I select which part of the bag will be the front of the piece. Then, I reproduce what is underneath with a coat of oil. 
Related Publications:
· Los trabajos estériles (group exhibition). Cur. Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta. Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas, Spain, 2021).
· Cristina Garrido. The Best Job in the World. Ed. Fundación DIDAC (2022).

Exhibitions:
· Boothworks (solo exhibition). The Goma (Madrid, Spain, 2017). 
· Los trabajos estériles (group exhibition). Cur. Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta. Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas, Spain, 2021).

Credits: 
Installation view of The Goma’s booth at ARCOMadrid 2018. IFEMA (Madrid, Spain, 2018). Images: Art Viewer.
Installation view of the exhibition Boothworks. The Goma (Madrid, Spain, 2017). Images: Roberto Ruiz.  
Tote Bag Paintings – Kunsthalle Wien, How to Live Together (2017) 27 x 27 x 3 cm. 
Tote Bag Paintings – Sunday Art Fair (2017) 27 x 27 x 3 cm.
Tote Bag Paintings – Parasol Unit London (2017) 27 x 27 x 3 cm.




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