Video: birth and rebirth of the butterflies

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.

Butterflies by Christina Oiticica from Christina Oiticica on Vimeo.

Exhibition Terra opens 18 November

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
Gallery EspaceL
Route de Jeunes 43, Allee G
1227 Geneva, Switzerland
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 11-17 h and by appointment
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2014-11 Christina Oiticica Exhibition Terra

The Four Roses – Saint Prex

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.