Christina Cordero: Etchings
05 - 27 September 2015
The images in my work are both, allusive and elusive, notes Christina Cordero, they reflect a diversity of cultural experiences and combine the real and the surreal, the personal and the collective, the serious and the whimsical...
Underlying all this, there is a strong connection to music (very specially Mozart), and the wish to discover the "new", the "surreal", "the unknown"...
I like to listen to the whispers of the night,
to the music and the poems floating in the sky,
to the voices from within,
to the cries and the dreams buried in the sand,
to the songs falling from the clouds.
Christina Cordero is an Internationally recognised Award winning Australian Artist with over thirty eight solo exhibitions to date. Her work has been included in more than one hundred group and curated exhibitions around Australia, as well as numerous exhibitions in Canada, USA, Spain and China.
Originally from Chilli, Christina emigrated to Australia in 1973, carving out a strong career profile as an artist exhibiting etchings and pastel drawings. Now recognised as an Australian Printmaker, Christina Cordero has won numerous Awards and Art prizes and is regularly short-listed in major award finalist exhibitions both in Australia and Internationally.
Cordero's style is instantly recognisable with her unique visual language of personal signs and symbols that she has developed out of both her Latin American cultural heritage and Australian experience. Christina ascribes her imagery to the influences of music and musical theory, combined with a Latin American story telling narrative where-by marks and symbols, imbued with a magical or personally symbolic meaning, are depicted as a natural part of the realistic word.
I am telling my own story... Christina Cordero
Public Collections: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Manly Regional Art Gallery & Museum Collection, NSW; Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection, NSW; State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic; Artbank, Sydney, NSW; La Trobe University Art Collection, Victoria; University of Technology, Sydney; University of NSW Art Collection; Gippsland School of Art, Qld; Monash University, Victoria; Print Council of Australia Archives,Vic; Lefebvre Collection, Sydney, NSW; Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW; Premier's Department of NSW, Sydney; Canson Australia; The Wesley Art Foundation, Brisbane, Qld; Artworks Publishing Collection, Sydney, NSW; University of Sydney Union, Sydney, NSW; United Airlines, Singapore; Quebec City Collection, Canada; Lessedra International Art Collection, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Private Collections: Australia, Europe, Singapore, Chile, Canada, United States of America.