Daisy

by Christina Muraczewski

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Artist Statement

Before I leave the house in the morning I go through three sets of four rituals for getting ready to make sure nothing was forgotten. When I go to the store I plan to buy five things or in groups of five so I remember what I was supposed to get. I organize and categorize by a number of different systems. I make lists of activities and items and place already "checked off" activities or items on the list to get a head start. Never is there room for the diagonal. A rectangle functions better as a square. A crack in a wall must be repaired. The order of natural elements must be left to its integrity. Everything must match. Minimalism serves as the perfect model for this mindset but lacks the particular. The absurdity becomes lost in the austerity. The complex becomes the simple. By employing minimal characteristics, I create formal and informal relationships that are usually subtly depicted to mimic a kind of ethereal experience desired by the minimalists, one that is disrupted purposefully by a foreign element: humor. Humor in the form of obsessiveness, senselessness or sarcasm defines the absurd to serve as a balance to the mundane. The attempt is to fashion a new hybrid: minimalism as the backbone and idiosyncrasy as the fuel. This hybrid is meant to sit in the "in-between," the balance of abstraction and representation, the literal and the conceptual, sincerity and superficiality.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

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Christina Muraczewski

Christina Muraczewski has an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Christina lives and works in Santa Fe Art Colony in downtown Los Angeles. She has exhibited in New York at Jen Bekman Gallery and in Los Angeles at Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Sabina Lee Gallery, fakespace LA and the Brewery Project. She had her first solo show at HAUS Gallery in Pasadena, CA, in 2003. Her work has been included in several major collections, including the West Collection. 
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