‘Beginning Species’ - Lo bil, 2008
Archival pigment print
5.5 x 7.5 inches edition of 30
A special mini edition issued by INDEXG. Archival pigment print printed on 7.5 x 5.5 inches cotton rag paper. 30 editions, with Edition Stamp and numbered on front.
GOOD Edition features three works from Lisa Cristinzo. All are recent work from her exhibition at INDEXG entitled The Flood between Two Rivers. They are original large scale mix-media paintings measuring up to 8 ft by 8 ft.
In her artist statement, the artist wrote, "With infinite possibilities, I approach the nothingness of my white canvas like a Neanderthal. With senses heightened, I smear the primordial sludge excavating below the surface to reveal the evolution of a painting. One species breathes into the next. Each stroke sears into the next. It is here I create a culture of excess. A civilization made of stardust and time. My paintings become backdrops to actions performed. They are always incomplete in the absence of me and others. This is where the flood of past and future come together. An ancient understanding in conversation with a contemporary perception, traces of civilizations and mutations of the genetically-engineered, world upon world until my world becomes unrecognizable. A flood between two rivers in both destruction and preservation of time."
Lisa Cristinzo was born in 1980 and is a Toronto based artist. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, she has been exhibiting publicly since 2004. She is influenced by the Dadaists, natural history and the almighty cosmos.