21 x 30 cm | 7 x 11 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"I am very interested in establishing the relationship in the juxtaposition between the digital and painterly worlds; with work that explores distortion and 'loss' of both form, and in turn conceptual identity, through pixilation and painterly interventions. This particular piece explores the use of classically reminiscent composition with digitally infused 'hyper-bright' colours in order to create an almost 'frozen' dream like existence."
Kristina Butigan constructs and executes her images with the meticulous deliberation of classical artists, also drawing from modern collage and popular media. On closer inspection of the figures that populate the historical allegory : Allegiance Will Blind Us If We Do Not Fall, you can recognise the sort of hipsters you see in bars around town. Like some groovy transfiguration, fashionable young pilgrims wilt under the light of divine revelation – the scene is both wonderful and ironic. In the darker Elixir of Life, Butigan tends more towards the surreal, with notable pop-art influences too.