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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. I utilize a small number of elements to create formal and informal relationships that mimic the kind of ethereal experience desired by the minimalists and disrupt them purposefully with a foreign element: humor. Humor manifests in the obsessiveness of painting every loop in a rug or every grain in a wood floor, senselessness in representing pre-existing patterns through tedious execution, and sarcasm in literally making art to match the decor it represents. This humor 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.
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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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