Christina Macal is a proud Houstonian who enjoys bad jokes, repetition, and simplicity. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Studio Art.
The work is about questioning the primal nature of things: how something is defined, how it is used, and how it can be perceived. I am concerned with the limitations we place upon objects and materials. I experiment with the tools I use to create, the ‘edge’ of the painting, the way the paint is applied, what surfaces can be created, and how the painting is connected to the wall. I obsessively create the circles in multiplicity, experimenting with the various subtle variations that I have developed. By adopting this process: color, form, and material are all engaged in a complex play of patterns and combinations.