Christmas card
Art Associates
Amsterdam
Ink
A5
2015

Wishing everyone a lovely Seasonal break and best wishes for the New Year.

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Tattoo design
Private client
London
2015

I am very happy to see one of my illustrations on a real live person! I was asked to design an interpretation of a Phoenix Bird using geometric patterns. The result was a Bird with three eyes; one looking to the present; the second to the future; and the last one to the past, next to a hand throwing away the old memories.

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Children's book cover
Private client
Barcelona
Ink pen
A4
2015

I was recently commissioned by the writer of a children’s story to illustrate the cover of the book; where I drew the illustration and did the colouring by hand.

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Geddes Gallery
London
Mixed media
2015

I am honoured to take part in ‘A Transient Space’, a five day residency followed by a collective exhibition from 12th – 13th December 2015 in Kings Cross, London.

Seven artists and a group of filmmakers have been invited to create work in direct response to a building, to explore and respond to the space as it is. Number 26 Caledonian road: a labyrinth of corridors, irregular rooms, winding stairs and timeworn furniture. This is where Leo Giordani ran his Italian delicatessen and lived with his family for decades…

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Editorial illustrations
Knov magazine
Amsterdam
Ink pen
A5 - A4
2015

Knov magazine commissions me four times a year to illustrate articles on medicine protocol; particularly in relation to midwives and patients rights. See some of the illustrations here here

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Graduate Program
Lavender
Sydney
Ink pen
2015

The Lavender ad agency commissioned a visualisation of their weird and wonderful animation. I was given total freedom to visually interpret the script and asked to make the illustrations and character design needed for the final movie. The agency then animated the visuals and used them for their Lavender Genus graduate program.

Have a look at some of the illustrations here

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London
2015
Ink
A3

Personal projects exploring the power of words.

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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.

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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).

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Collaboration with
amigo & amigo
Mythology
Sydney
Layered acrylic
2015

Back in Spring I worked on a collaboration with the industrial design studio amigo & amigo for the ‘Mythology’ exhibition in Sydney.

‘Duality is at the heart of mythology and the basic structure of myth.’ Claude Levi-Strauss, 1968.

‘Desalada’ takes my illustration of ‘Duality’ to the 3 dimensions: we 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. Read and see more here.

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Live drawing projection
2015

April 2015 was the first time I took part in an improv session, drawing to the music of The Junk Orchestra and interacting with the movement and performance group Messy Sam.

My drawing was captured with a camera and shown on a big projection which allowed for interaction, not only with the music and the dance, but also with the shadows of the dancers on the wall.

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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.

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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.

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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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