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Cristabel Christo project images that are both disturbing and thought-provoking takes to a new level with art that depicts a seemingly simplistic surface, but goes further. By taking experiences and emotions from the past and placing them on canvas and other mediums, Christo brings surreal dramas to life. This art examines beautiful visions of the darker side, oddities and pictures of confused mental states.

There is a strange aura surrounding this artist, an almost impenetrable wall that so obscures it is impossible to differentiate fact from fiction. This painter seems lost in a world of their own, and the number of followers peering into this world is growing steadily. Only collectors of this art can truly get close to understanding this incredible artist.

Christo's work is best described as Outsider Art, or Art Brut, a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane asylum inmates and this is a subject that pre-occupies Christo. This art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, and elaborate fantasy worlds. For many reasons, Christo prefers to remain outside the "art world" mainstream.
Christo talks of being inspired to become an artist after coming across the work, "Rendezvous du Dimanche 6 Fevrier 1916", by Duchamp. It consisted of four postcards fitted together implying a message but without actual meaning, which Duchamp presented to his neighbors Walter and Louise Arensberg. "I don't particularly feel the need to be understood, but I do have a strong compulsion to communicate"- C.C

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Cristabel Christo