Location : Paris (France)
Cristina Barr was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lives in Paris for 17 years.
I paint mainly portraits, human beings. Conscientiously, and with a great sense for beauty. I portray models to appea. The beholder, at first sight. Yet, this is not the main motive of my art. Unconscientiously, I move away from the exact copy. Of reality to express emotional. Spiritual, or metaphysical states of mind. Layer after layer of paint. To enter the psychological space of the subjects. Ttheir psyche and the world around them. That is transformed. By their own appreciation of reality. In an interplay between abstract and figurative.
Some of my portraits are linked. To literary works of English Literature Classics. Embodying personal imagery. Or collective symbolism. They reflect my ever-lasting love. For books and my former career. As an English teacher.
I am the author of the novel Violencia de Género. And have also written short stories in Spanish. I am currently working on my second novel.
Website : https://art-barr.com/