Christina Mazzulla is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in spray paint and mixed-media work. She is well known for her mural contributions throughout the city and paintings comprised of intricate cutouts and exploration of combined media. Her artwork is heavily informed by psychedelic imagery, incorporating wildlife, fantasy, landscapes, and electric colour gradients. Christina has been working as a professional artist and showcasing work having graduated from OCADU in 2012, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her passion for street art combined with traditional fine art training has helped her form a unique style, and gain a large following throughout North America. Christina continues her creative pursuits within the gallery scene, while also remaining one of the few active female graffiti artists within Toronto. She has provided many commissioned murals for large businesses and non-profit organizations including American Express, Universal Music, Chevrolet Canada, PangeaSeed Foundation, and The David Suzuki Foundation. She has worked closely with City of Toronto BIA's and StArt Toronto, along with many privately funded mural projects, with hopes to continue working with other street art initiatives.
My paintings are created as a critical response to the present social construction of reality. They reflect on post-modern dilemmas with an emphasis on physical environment, and the yearning for a return to the natural world. These paintings reminisce on a landscape lost, and view natural surroundings with nostalgia. The series was especially created as an escape from the dissatisfaction, and pressures brought on by the overwhelming pace of change and physical development within city life, and in turn to cope with the vulnerability and alienation that it can bring. On the contrary, this work celebrates struggle as progress; individual freedom, and the power to construct reality, as you desire.
With aerosol paints, I create multilayered abstractions of fabricated realities, that act as a hallucinatory vision, a distant dream, or memory lost. Through the use of gradients schemes, and unexpected color combinations I want to promote feelings of interconnectedness, self-discovery, individual, environmental, and societal evolution.
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