Ink pen
Press, online, outdoor
2015

I was recently commissioned by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia to illustrate their ‘Member Stories’ initiative. I illustrated John’s personal MS story for their fundraising campaign. Art-directed by The Brand Agency I was asked to create a composition combining text and images that reflected his personality, his struggle and his courage.

See the full artwork here here

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Exhibition / jumble sale
Rothehithe Library
London
Saturday June 20th
12 till 8

‘Underworld’, my latest interactive installation in the basement of the Old Rotherhithe Library will be open to the public only for 1 day, on Saturday June 20th. 

The installation consists of a large burial ground of objects from my collection in the Library’s basement that will soon be demolished… People visiting will be invited to rescue the objects they like from the ‘Underworld’ (FREE of charge or on donation).

I will also be showing some of my drawings, prints and sculptures in other parts of the building, along with a small ‘jumble sale’ of random objects, art materials, furniture and curiosities. Everything will be for sale. 

Come and visit the magic Rotherhithe Library before it’s demolished, say good bye to the old times and celebrate the new possibilities this might bring with it. 

Old Rotherhithe Library
Albion St
SE16 7HY
On arrival call 07981277490

Get to Rotherhithe by the Overground train on the East London line or Canada Water with the Jubilee line. 
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Photography: Bernard Creely

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Collaboration with
amigo & amigo
Mythology
Sydney
Layered acrylic
2015

I’ve recently worked on a collaboration with Sydney based studio amigo & amigo for the ‘Mythology’ exhibition this Friday, June 5. If you are on that side of the planet find details for the event here.

‘Desalada’ takes my illustration of ‘Duality’ to the 3 dimensions: I developed the character further with new drawings to print on clear acrylic and display them on layers, appearing as the character has depth in space. Photos coming very soon! Read and see more here.

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Live drawing projection
2015

This coming Saturday I’ll be taking part in an improv session, drawing to the music of The Junk Orchestra and also interacting with Messy Sam, a movement and voice performance group.

Sat 25th April. 8PM.
TripSpace Projects. Arch 339- 340, Acton Mews, E8 4EA

BUY TICKETS ON THE DOOR £10
Please be aware this one will be a shoe free event, bring your best and warm socks.

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Staff offices
AMC Hospital
Amsterdam
Printed vinyl on glass
26 m x 2.5 m
2014

This is a detail from ‘Memories of the Structure of the Universe II’, the 26 metre long mural I recently created for AMC Hospital in Amsterdam. It’s my second commission for their staff offices following the same ethos as ‘Memories of the Structure of the Universe’; a reminder that there will always be a different way to see life – a surreal, lighthearted and above all personal approach to the marvel of being human.

Click here to see the full artwork and to read about it.

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Mixed media and 2D pieces
2014

I am delighted to invite all Londoners to my new group exhibition ‘Outside Fixed Patterns’ curated by Art Represent. They have gathered a unique collective of working artists each experimenting with creative textures,  materials and form. The pieces in this collection range from furniture to prints and organic matter installations. These singular works share an accessibility often-times missing in contemporary art, in that they fluidly integrate both within a budding art collection or in the interior decor of your home.

November 1st - 15th 

Private View & Opening Reception.
Saturday, November 1st 15:00 – 18:00

Art Represent
264 Globe Rd
E2 0JD

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Ink drawing
A4
2014

Last week I’ve had the honour of illustrating a map for the ‘Artistic Undergrowth & Expressive Boskage’ event that will take place on Saturday October 18 @ The Robin Howard Dance Theatre (The Place), a celebration of the “forest of creativity”: the natural ability that art has (just like nature) to penetrate, take over and inhabit time, space & theatres…

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April Issue
Quest Psychologie
Amsterdam
Ink drawings
A4
2014

Quest Psychologie, the Dutch magazine, recently asked me to illustrate a fascinating article about how branding and packaging can condition the products we buy.

See more illustrations here

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Pitch work - Cruzcampo
Essencial/McCann
Madrid
Ink drawing
A3
2014

Before Summer I had the pleasure to work with my Spanish agent Valentina’s Factory and the agency Essencial/McCann on this illustration for a pitch to launch the latest Cruzcampo beer.

See the full illustration here

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In-store and online advert
Volkswagen
UK
Vectorised ink drawings
A4
2014

I was recently commissioned by Adam&EveDDB to illustrate a pattern of car parts disguised as blooming flowers for Volkswagen‘s Summer campaign.

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Issue 95
El Ibérico
London
4-Colour Processed
30 cm x 37 cm
2014

Thanks to the Spanish newspaper in London El Ibérico for writing about Hinges, my solo exhibition in London. Check the article here

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Mixed media
2014

Cristina Guitian’s solo exhibition Hinges presents an enigmatic tale of life and death. Using a wide range of media including sculpture, drawing and installation, Cristina explores the infinite and finite, holding time at bay, but also gently letting it go…

Photography: Manuel Vázquez

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Limited edition calendar
EOS edition | solutions
Hamburg
Ink drawing
33 cm x 99 cm
2013

The international financial services providers EOS recently commissioned 12 illustrators to create bespoke visuals for a limited edition calendar for selected clients. Each illustrator was asked to interpret the word ‘Security’.

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Card
Art Associates
Amsterdam
Ink drawing
A6
2014

To introduce their new site my Dutch agents Art Associates asked me for an illustration based on the idea of the Magic Glasses, showing the magic within the site.

Customised envelopes were made for the mailing and sent to selected
clients and an animation based of the “Gafas Magicas” was made to run
on the home page of the site.

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Last December I was commissioned to exhibit part of my body of work and to create a Christmas tree installation during the Rivington Place Christmas special Shutterbug Festive Bizarre.

’2-headed Christmas’ is a collaborative piece whereby provided with a metal structure, I was invited to create a decorative seasonal display.
I brought together some of the objects collected since 2010 from forgotten corners in London, the installation working therefore as a celebration of the last three years exploring this great city, its memories and artefacts.

Photography: Manuel Vázquez – See more photos here

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Q-Med
TBWA
Worldwide
Vectorised ink drawings
Various formats
2013

TBWA recently commissioned me to illustrate the promotional campaigns for Q-Med’s “Azzalure” and “Dysport” treatments. My illustration was combined with photography by Peter Beavis to create this series of adverts.

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Edition of 25
London
Archival print on heavy weight paper
42 cm x 29 cm
2013

£50 + postage – Email me to order!
mail@cristinaguitian.com

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Mural
VANG! Es Castel
Menorca
Acrylic on wall
5 m x 7 m
2013

This Summer I was invited to take part in the 3rd edition of the street art festival VANG!. Over the Summer period a total of 40 artists were invited to visit Es Castell (a small town on the Spanish island of Menorca) to paint on its abandoned walls.

A massive THANKS to the artists and organisers of the festival Pol Marban and Hombre López.

See more photos of the festival on VANG!’s Facebook page. Also see more photos of my work in progress here (Photography by VANG! / top right photo by Sabek)

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Issue 9
Hohe Luft
Hamburg
Ink drawings
21 cm x 28 cm
2013

Hohe Luft, a German magazine about philosophy, recently commissioned me to illustrate 4 of their topics.

The illustrations aim to deal with the complex ethical issue that arose out of Boston Bombing Suspect deaths. They also touch on sensationalism and mass media control in dictating our cultural narrative.

The Drawing Book Studios recently interviewed me about the process of coming up with the illustrations. Read the interview here

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Mixed media
155 cm x 55 cm x 56 cm
2013

I recently was commissioned to produce a piece at Cr8net, a one-day conference for the creative and cultural industries. Bringing together industry practitioners, policy makers and senior management, the organizer CIDA commissioned the artist Jane Core and myself to enhance the event with some live work.

I took the opportunity to work on a couple of new sculptures, exploring reflections. See more of what came up on the day of work here

Photography - Eddie Sekabembe

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Drawing series
Rotherhithe Library
London
Pencil on paper
21 cm x 29 cm
2012 - 2013

These are my most recent drawings + some text about them written by the talented Will Furtado: They are introspective exercises that portray my emotions as if they were snapshots of my own psyche…

More drawings and text here

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Mural
McCann Healthcare
Sydney
Printed vinyl on wall
6.40 m x 2.80 m
2012

The Healthcare Advertising agency McCann Healthcare asked me to create a symbolic artwork of what the agency stands for: Creative, Science and Conectivity.

I created an A1 inked illustration that was then blown up to fill 6 m of wall space in their offices in Sydney.

Art direction: Thomas Dirnberger

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Edition of 24
Jealous Gallery
London
Screenprint on Heritage Paper
50 cm x 42 cm
2011

There are still some available to buy! If you are interested contact: mail@cristinaguitian.com

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Assemblage
22 cm x 16 cm x 12 cm
2012

Ghosts of Gone Birds are raising a creative army for conservation through a series of multimedia exhibitions and events that will breathe artistic life back into extinct birds species.

I am delighted to take part in their next group exhibition in Brighton along many other artists, from upcoming ones to iconic figures like Sir Peter Blake or Margaret Atwood. Some of the money raised will be donated to BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions programme.

The exhibition will be on for 3 months from 1 November – 31 January. Find the details about the gallery here

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Sneaking Into Fashion
Covent Garden Piazza
London
Mixed media
28 cm x 24 cm x 25 cm
2012

The Jaws of Chance will be on display as part of a fashion exhibition at the Covent Garden Piazza from 18 – 28 October 2012 (open everyday from 9am – 7pm).

The curator Tony Turk invited me to exhibit my customized Nikies next to the most iconic trainers from the history of fashion: including Vivienne Westwood ‘Tracey’ heeled sneakers, Nike ‘Studio 54′ Discos, Kill Bill Onitsuka Tigers, 1960s custom made Vans, and many more.

The exhibition explores how trainers have become part of the fabric of our culture and showcases rare pairs. Read The Guardian’s article of the exhibition here.

And find out more about the piece here.

Photography: Manuel Vázquez.

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