Lucía Cristóbal Marín reflects on the value of the image in painting in the 21st century. Her research starts with the fascination of digital images and the position that painting could take now in the historical context, interpreting those digital images. What it formulates is a generic question of continuation; how should the image be treated in painting and what storytelling capability pictorial images have that come from interpreting digital images? The work proposes a reinterpretation of everyday topics, the thickness of the paint as construction and distancing as continuation.
Her work begins with the selection of images coming from the press. Those images are vulnerable to time, dependent on sources that they go with and the context in which they are consumed. These images are at the same time a specific place used as a pretext to reflect on a general idea centered on reading an image through painting, searching the border between the descriptive boundaries of an image, the relationship with their title and imaginative capacity of the beholder.native capacity of the beholder.
The work is based on two processes, construction-distancing, trying to understand two conflicting and ambiguous worlds. Construction is the veneration of the image and of painting as a fact. Distancing is a world that moves between the conscious and the unconscious. The distancing stems from the analysis of the news itself, working with subjectivity, and pretends to pose questions and to give answers that the image itself is not able to provide. She investigate the use of materials and the development of rules and narrative languages, exploring the usage of digital media and materials in three dimensions. She wants to seek the coalition between manual language and the precision of technology, to turn the painting into a space that can accept absolutely everything to question facts, images and painting.
She has studied Fine Arts and
Architecture. Her work is developed from the influence of these two branches, in the pictorial medium and on a
conceptual level. This leads her to construct a methodology in the development of the work, pragmatic and analytical. It builds the aesthetic, theoretical and contextual
bases of her research in the field of painting and in the social and historic space.
Lucía Cristóbal Marín was born in Spain in 1984. She has studied Fine Arts in Spain and Architecture in Germany. She took part in various exhibitions and scholarships in Europe. She is currently working between Madrid and Munich.