‘Folding Pattern’ is a large horizontal abstract geometric acrylic on canvas painting created by Argentinian artist Cristina Ghetti in 2018. Featuring a palette made of a tonality of blue and black perfectly organized in a series of parallel lines, the painting plays with our eyes, particularly in the succession of strong diagonals that make up the composition. The focal point is slightly off-centered, with the blue lines converging from all sides towards the center of the panel. Radiant like sunrays and moving like sound waves, the painting invites us to discover little by little what it is made of. Set inside a rectangular format that seems to constraint its desire for expansion, the painting is unframed. Placed anywhere in a home, whether above a sofa, console table or buffet, this unframed abstract geometric acrylic on canvas painting will enliven any wall beautifully.
Cristina Ghetti was born in Buenos Aires but today lives in Valencia, Spain. If one were to describe Cristina’s work, some of the words that might come to mind would be energy, linearity, aberration and color… although she frequently creates monochrome pieces. Her work typically features a series of parallel lines with a variety of aberrations that tend to focus attention while at the same time enhancing the entire piece. Whether monochromatic or with dozens of colors, Cristina’s pieces always brighten up whatever space they occupy. If geometry comes to mind when viewing Cristina’s pieces, that is no accident. She received her Bachelor and Masters in Fine Arts, from UPV, Sant Carles Polytechnic University Valencia, Spain. She has a Master’s of Visual Arts and Multimedia from Valencia Polytechnic University and expanded on the subject in her PhD thesis: “Post Medial Geometry”. Cristina’s work very much epitomizes the notion of the intersection of art and science, and the world has indeed taken notice. She interrelates geometry, color, movement and sound, using the languages developed in the conceptual territory of abstraction. Her paintings are generated first in the computer, and then translated to traditional painting, mixing and playing with media crossings. Her works can be found in galleries around the world in cities such as New York, Miami, Toronto, London, Barcelona, Bonn, and Panama City among others.