American Dream Revisited

American Dream Revisited

Title: American Dream Revisited
Size: 40.6x61cm
Technique: acrylic on canvas
year: 2020


Artist: Christina Walsh


    Christina Walsh


    Christina Walsh is an American Contemporary Abstract Artist born in Hollywood, California, she spent part of her childhood living in Sweden, lending to further influences from a family of painters and sculptors, always encouraged to explore different methods of artistic expression from portrait and landscape work, to the more abstract ideas. The use of veils of color, mixed media, to prompt deeper ideas conjured by the juxtaposition of colour, gestural, geometric, and biomorphic abstract symbols that help to create new ideas and emotion. Just as we find politics all around us, I find that it comes through in my work as well. Sometimes as questions we need to ponder further, ideas for the future and how we can be better as humans. It convinces me more and more to have hope that a more universal truth can be understood. Sometimes I start with colours and as I begin the background work, the painting begins to reveal itself,where I started is often very different from where the painting ends, and that journey is seen in the final piece. I think it is that journey that comes through in my work, and how it continues to evolve and grow through the incredible influences by the abstract masters, as well as the modern artists of the digital world of today. Influences from ground breaking abstract artists: Hilma af Klint, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhart, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Yayoi Kusama.