When traveling in the Mojave Desert, Christina met her guardian angel in the form of a blue butterfly. Ever since that moment, butterflies are very present in her life and her paintings. This video shows the “birth” of Christina’s latest butterfly paintings as well as pictures of her performing their “burial” and “rebirth”.
The resulting works will be part of Christina’s upcoming exhibition “Terra“, which opens at Galerie Espace-L in Geneva on 18 November in the presence of the artist. The exhibition will be on from 19 November 2014 – 8 January 2015.
Video ©Marcelo Mendonça 2014 – Published with permission.
Christina Oiticica’s exhibition “Terra” opens on 18 November 2014 at 18:00, in the presence of the artist.
Terra – Christina Oiticica
19 November 2014 – 8 January 2015
Route de Jeunes 43, Allee G
1227 Geneva, Switzerland
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- Exhibition, Maison de l’Amérique Latine de Monaco, 10 April – 10 May 2014.
©Suzana Linhares – View full resolution on YouTube
- Performance, Geneva/Switzerland, 10 June 2014
Dublin Biennial 2014
13-22 June 2014
During a brunch performance, organized by Galerie Espace L, Christina retrieves her “Golden Butterfly” canvas, which she buried 3 months before and buries the “Red Butterfly”.
May 2013 – One of Christina’s paintings is put up for auction – and won by Julian Lennon – at the Brazilian Night – Hotel de Paris, Monaco – Brasil Monaco Project
June 2013 – Performance in Assisi, Italy
December 12, 2013
St. Prex, Switzerland
Burial of the 7.20 m long canvas “The Four Roses” in St. Prex in Switzerland.
The Four Roses depicts four roses, a symbol that Christina uses often in her work and that has strong spiritual connections with Our Lady, the Mother Goddess, Earth … Each of the roses has a color scheme connecting it to a season and is dedicated to a saint:
The first one, the Autumn Rose, with shades of yellow and brown and dedicated to Saint Rita, who is often depicted holding roses.
For the second rose, Christina used colder shades, white and blue, to represent Winter. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, another saint connected to roses.
The third one, the Spring Rose, is predominantly pink and is dedicated to Saint Thérèse, a young spirit and representative of youth.
The fourth one, with its red shades, represents Summer and is dedicated to the Mystical Rose – the Blessed Mother – whom Christina is highly devoted to and has used in several of her earlier works.
The canvas, originally intended to remain whole, will be split in four separate canvases.