This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Cristina BanBan.
What are you trying to communicate with your work?
I pay attention to the unique moments of daily life in order to represent personal difficulties or simply exalt some aspects of the mundane, to raise awareness of the type of society in which we are all involved. This, alongside a satisfaction for the aesthetic, is what drives me to work.
What is an artist’s responsibility?
I suppose that each type of art or any form of artistic expression has its objectives, whether it is a manifestation that leads to reflection or simply evokes a feeling. I would be satisfied if, as well as making people happy for contemplating something they like, they could receive the message behind the painting.
Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?
I don’t know if this is the best or not that I have done but it is one of my favorite pieces:
Untitled, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:
I would love to make a mural located in a busy public space where people of all types could have access to look at it.
Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?
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(Image at top: Cristina BanBan, Friday Night, 2016, Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 153 x 122 cm)