After relocating from London to New York City, Spanish-born Cristina BanBan
found herself exploring and reexamining her identity. Overcome by feelings of nostalgia and homesickness, her sort of moodiness dictated her paintings: portraits of beloved ones like her late grandmother ‘La Pencha’, or artworks with titles as Overthought
. This all happened before the start of the pandemic, but her new online exhibition, Tigre y paloma
, on view at 1969 Gallery’s website
until July 12, which gathers all these recent paintings, seems to come at a perfect timing. Today, we speak with Cristina about isolation before and during the pandemic, how she copes with feeling homesick, and summer memories.