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La Anatomía del Corazón, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 7'6" X 4'9" © Christian Gallegos
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Blue Blue Red Heart, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'2" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Playing in the Pocket, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'2" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Blue Heart White Star, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'2" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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One Step Two Step, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'2" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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La Pietá, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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M16, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Sweet Little Hummingbirds, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2' X 2'2" © Christian Gallegos
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Cigar Cart, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 1'6" X 2'4" © Christian Gallegos
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El Payaso, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2' X 2'3" © Christian Gallegos
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Casa de los Corazones, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'3" X 2'6" © Christian Gallegos
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Circus Circus, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Fire Escape, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'3" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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The Anatomy of an Artist, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Still Life on Cagua Drive, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Esta Noche, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'3" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Big G Little G, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2' X 2'4" © Christian Gallegos
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Clown Taxi, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'6" © Christian Gallegos
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Inside Baseball, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'6" © Christian Gallegos
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Fun House Fantasy, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 4'7" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Under the Big Top, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'1" X 2'4" © Christian Gallegos
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Circus Parade, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'3" X 4'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Autumn Tears, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'1" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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TONIGHT! Troops, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Pink Ladies, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7"
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Hum Across the Hudson, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Pinball, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'6" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Breaking Mad, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'6" X 4'7" © Christian Gallegos
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Deep Horizon, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 1'10" X 2'11"
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Portrait of a Hummingbird, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'1" X 2'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Aztec Motel, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 4' 10" © Christian Gallegos
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Camino de Oro, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'4" X 4' 8" © Christian Gallegos
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Mariguita y Patagona Gigas I, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Mariguita y Patagona Gigas II, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Mariguita y Patagona Gigas III, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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The Aztec Motel, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Abby's Heart, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Lover's Embrace, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Pasión del Artista, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Study of an Artist, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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El Maestro, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'4" X 4'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Two Hearts, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2011 © Christian Gallegos
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A Spring Day, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'6" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Church on a Hill, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'6" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Cathedral, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Bobalette Wobblette, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'8" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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La Abeja, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 14" X 16" © Christian Gallegos
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Hummingbird Church, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Trío Amarillo, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8" © Christian Gallegos
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En Garde, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8"
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Zunzún, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Hummingbird, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Corinthian, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 1'8" X 1'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Corazon del Diablo, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'6" © Christian Gallegos
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The Sandias, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 3'8" © Christian Gallegos
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Virga, 2011 10'4" X 3'7" 2011 © Christian Gallegos
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Between Worlds, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Chief, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3'5" X 5' © Christian Gallegos
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Red Star Purple Star, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 3' X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Troops?, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Lil, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 2'5" X 4'10" © Christian Gallegos
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Quick Facts
Tags
mixed-media, pop, modern, abstract
Statement

Christian Gallegos is a contemporary abstract artist who has spent his life between the worlds of the Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona) and New York City. In his early works, he experimented widely with styles, themes, and techniques, which have culminated in his current mixed-media paintings. His work as a musician makes him comfortable with an improvisational approach to working with an initial melody-like line and then following the images that arise from canvas.

His early graffiti works have resurfaced in bold line and shape patterns and an appearance of a 35,000 foot perspective which comes from many hours of flying as a child. The 2012 collection really gives a lower "rooftop" perspective allowing the viewer to look above the streets of a city. Christian's style combines contemporary designs in a unique idiosyncratic form shown through-out works and has reached a new level in his current work, beginning with the "Hummingbird Series." This lyrical bent is also shown in the painting "Virga," which attempts to capture the monsoons and lightning storms of the late summer in the southwest. Christian also works on introspective studies of his own internal life and relationships using portraiture and self-portraits to project an emotional state of mind.

Christian’s process allows him to "forget" the subject, make intuitive connections, and give expression to underlying thoughts and feelings about himself and the world around him.

“Leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source."   – Kabir