Cristina del Campo (Cantabria, Spain, 1981) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca and Diploma of Advanced Studies PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid.
She has hold solo and group shows in national and international institutions and galleries, such as Juan Silió Gallery, Santander; CASYC Center, Santander; Central Library of Cantabria, Santander; Da2 Museum, Salamanca; Centre del Carme, Valencia; Black & White Gallery, New York; Mulherin+Pollard Gallery, New York; Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon; College of Spain, Paris; Cervantes Institutes in Brussels, Warsaw and New York, or Spanish Embassy, Washington. As well as art fairs such as Art Southampton, New York; Est Art Fair, Estoril; JustMad; ARCOmadrid; PULSE NY; ArteSantander; SUMMA, Madrid, or Estampa.
Del Campo has received awards as Calling’13 Summer Prize, Lisbon; Art <30 Prize, Barcelona; Visual Arts Award Government of Cantabria, Santander; Gaceta Foundation Award, Salamanca; Fine Arts Grant Government of Cantabria, Santander; Ibercaja Award, Logroño, or Pancho Cossío Award, Cantabria.
Her work is in colections such as ACB Collection, Black & White Art Fund, Banc Sabadell Foundation or Colección Norte de Arte Contemporáneo Collection, among others.
Her work is developed primarily through painting and drawing, and focuses on everyday items as themes of her work. She tries to investigate a kind of current, contemporary still life, looking to reinvent contemporary objects in a very personal way through observation and analysis. Certain elements and fragments related to the architectural discipline have taken protagonism in her current production as is the case with textile and drapes fragments.
Interested in the spatial dimension and scale play in her images, she selects elements that may go unnoticed due to their daily presence around us. Thus, she chooses a “view detail” as focus. A close intimate distance plan showing at its best an object or a fragment thereof, emphasizing some element of that reality, highlighting some details that otherwise would pass unnoticed. She is also interested in the abstract nature acquired by the representation of any image in such close detail. She represents them isolated from their environment, out of context, mixed together, overlapping, fused like a collage. All with a purpose of making these everyday details protagonists in its fictional reality.