The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Cristina Bergoglio titled ‘Urban Sensations’ on Thursday, August 9th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street.
Cristina Bergoglio who is closely related to Pope Francis was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1967. Her artistic and literary vision was developed from a very early age culminating in a degree in architecture from the National University of Córdoba. Cristina´s artwork is inspired by the city, her work is mysterious and sensual drawing you into a world where beauty can be found in every element that surrounds us, a universal quality that she captures in each of her paintings.
Using a diverse range of media Cristina finds a unique perspective of the urban landscape, she explains: “The urban phenomenon fascinates me for being a living organism, mutable, indecipherable. It is the place of attachments and addictions. I like to capture the chaos and cosmos of each moment”
The work doesn’t focus on the details of the building, the cars or the people, but rather the living, breathing atmosphere of the city “They are ever-changing scenarios” explains the artist “The city is always a thing of vitality, of movement and sensuality. What I care about is the movement, the urban dance, and capturing the moment in a single brush stroke”
Having exhibited in Spain, Belgium and France, her South American roots and her childhood in Argentina have also helped to shape her artistic persona. Her work can be found in museums and collections around the world. These paintings are an expression of the life we create - the colour we add to our days, the connections we nurture with our loved ones, the places we dance and frolick in!
The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host Cristina’s first solo in Ireland.