Abstact paintings inspired by natural landscape
Born in Milano, Italy, Cristina Metelli studied at art school before moving to Australia. After settling in Adelaide, Cristina continued her artistic education, graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Art (Honours), from Adelaide Central School of Art.
"Through my artwork I express my deep connection for the natural world. When I spend time in the natural landscape walking, observing or contemplating, I experience an uplifting feeling of wellbeing and a sense of belonging. My paintings mark the space between nature and human perceptions, each painting depicts a moment in time, a unique experience of the natural landscape through a sensorial and emotional response. The process of painting is intuitive and spontaneous. I apply the paint with gestural marks to capture the energy of a place and its spirit. The paint may be applied thickly or in transparent washes as well as layered. This process of painting reflects a state of being, an experience of the Australian Landscape through a deeply felt relationship with nature."