Each artwork is deeply personal and emotional to Kristine, they create bodies of work that appear abstract in order to encourage a relationship between each piece and the viewer. During the painting process Kristine is inspired by musics ranging from Mozart's Requiem to Between the Buried and Me's Colors, the beauty of nature, and their own experience in the world. When choosing a new body of work, they meditate on which message to share. Painting for over 20 years, Kristine has settled on mixed media; using acrylics, house paint, spray paint, oil paint sticks, and paper. Heavily influenced by Willem De Kooning and Jackson Pollock, Kristine uses an aggressive stroke and movement in hopes of appropriating the style in a way that empowers womxn, queer, and non-binary individuals.
Statement About the Art
"Monster" highlights the double standards women face in society and the subsequent imposed standard of appearance despite that. The same traits seen in men as beneficial are often maligned when women possess them. The word Monster is painted over 100 times on this canvas but only barely shows through the aesthetic veil. The aggressive strokes in the top layers are inspired by Willem De Kooning and Jackson Pollock, both of whom were abusive and held violent views towards women. I wanted to take that style of painting and appropriate it for something beautiful and empowering. With my art I aim to take back ownership stolen by the patriarchy and break down gender stereotypes.
More of their work is viewable on www.RAWartists.org/daddyart