The exhibition: 'I've got nothing to lose', includes several large-scale dynamic paintings and drawings, including works made in Berlin last October during BanBan's 68projects residency. Women are the stars in BanBan's work. Ballooning to envelop the entirety of the canvas, the figures in her paintings unapologetically take up space with their flesh. Their shapely forms reclaim the traditional authority of the male gaze and reorient the significance of the female figure. Her women take on an active role in their presence, controlling the gaze of the viewer and addressing it in various positions of repose, erotic pleasure, and dominance.
About the artist
Born 1987 in Barcelona, Spain
Lives and works in New York, USA
Christina BanBan, born in 1987, is a Spanish artist. Christina has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. She imbibes her work with striking portraits of Rubenesque figures inspired by Neoclassical physiques. BanBan works in oils, acrylics, pastels and charcoal. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.