Using methods of constructing and deconstructing, I constantly re-use and re-purpose my own artwork. One series literally leads to another, where previous series of works are cut, torn and sewn or woven together again into new series of works. The past always present in the current and future works, they tell a story of my progression as an Artist, and question the finality of Art.
I often use word play, theatrics and general political topics as a way to communicate opinions that ultimately define an observation about the Art world itself. Painting as a medium, having taken the largest “beating” so to speak from the critical art world has been my primary focus of material. I “kill” my traditionally framed paintings by cutting and tearing them apart, then mend them together by thread, a series of knots or weaving them together again giving them new life as a different form.
Christina Massey, born and raised in Northern California where she studied painting, printmaking and theater set design. Her work has shown in multiple venues in the New York metropolitan area such as Chashama, The Taller Boricua Galleries, Nurture Art, The MoCADA and The Micro Museum as well as in galleries in across the country and abroad. Massey has multiple publications coming out this year, including work in the New Art Review, Abstractions 2010, an on air interview with BTR Radio as a part of their “Art Uncovered” program, and has been featured on the popular blog, ArtInBrooklyn.com. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private collections, and publicly at the Janet Turner Museum of Art in California. She now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.