Cristina has a classical training in Fine Arts and has adopted the fundamental European aspects of classical arts into her practice of abstract expressionism. Not only has this allowed full self expression, but through this she has gained confidence in artistic decision making, and freedom to explore through abstract expressionism.
Cristina has produced a large body of artworks throughout her career, exploring with different supports such as traditional canvas, Perspex, PVC, fibre glass, and metal stencils, and different paints ranging from industrial paint, glass paint, ink, plaster, acrylic, spray paints and oils. These materials are a tool for her to express her vocabulary of techniques that she has accumulated over the years.
She does not sketch new works prior to making them, instead there is a process of internalisation where energy and emotion grows and builds until it bursts through her gestures and transposes on the canvas. Cristina always says that there is no separation between body, mind and spirit, in the sense that the body is like a vessel for the energy to express itself. Therefore where she get inspired from is not as relevant as how she processes it.
Lately, Cristina has put more focus on action painting, where she analyses the development of mark making from abrupt and instant brush strokes to slow motion pouring. In this way, motion is present in her work as energy preserved in the artistic media she uses. In some artworks, motion is used to disrupt the flowing of the paint and create intensity through lines, in others she has allowed paint to settle and seep into calming rhythms.