Cristina NualART

Things that appear in my notebooks and sketchpads: fast sketches, slow drawings.
And the odd commissioned illustration.

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Maybe this is not such a random choice. I picked a drawing that sparkles with summer sunshine play:

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Cazando las sombras del sol (Chasing the sun’s shadows), pen on paper, Cristina Nualart, 2005

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Burnt incense (Thailand), pen on paper, Cristina Nualart, 2005

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Guy (that’s his name) talking about the Mayan calendar, pen on paper, Cristina Nualart, 2005

Drawings and Music for 2017

Happy 2017!

The beginning of a new year may just be another Gregorian marker, but it’s as good excuse as any to smile and get going. Oomph! Spanish feminist magazine Revista Píkara has published my gif of a fab fictional duet between two powerful lesbian voices: Big Mama Thornton and Lesley Gore. Switch between the two video links to hear a home-made mix of lyrics that intersect rather well.

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This simple animation is based on my drawings of lesbian singers Big Mama Thornton and Lesley Gore, two fabulous musicians who give patriarchy a piece of their mind. The original drawings were created for my artist book Sphynxation, which features 3 pages of the two divas.

 

Big Mama Thornton sings Hound Dog:

Lesley Gore wrote the brilliant feminist track You Don’t Own Me:

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Calyx Journal to publish finished version of ‘Alice B.’ drawing

Calyx is an award-winning, feminist journal that has been publishing women’s arts and literature since 1976. The Autumn/Fall issue (vol. 29:2) is in print, and includes my drawing of Alice Babette Toklas, which began a this humble sketch of pencil on paper:

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Pencil sketch for Alice B. Toklas in Rue Christine after Gertrude Stein Departed Forever, 2016.

 

 

Find out in Calyx why she is wearing a big hat…

 

Updated 11 November: I have received my copy of Calyx!

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Cathedral Café
, pencil on paper.

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Black Cathedral
, white ink pen on black paper.

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Chris and (cathedral) boss
, pencil on paper.

All drawn by Cristina Nualart in Exeter cathedral, England, 2006

Saigon’s artworld – sketches in ‘Masque & Spectacle’

The July 2015 issue of literary and arts journal Masque and Spectacle is devoted to Vietnam, and features a few of my sketches done during 4 years of meeting many interesting people at the heart of Saigon’s art and culture.

 

 

All drawn with pen or pencil on paper by Cristina Nualart in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between 2011 and 2014.

See more at: Masque and Spectacle: Sketches of Saigon’s artworld

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Woman sitting on stairs by Cristina Nualart, charcoal on paper, 2010

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Beach stone by Cristina Nualart, pen on paper, 2009

A galloping year

Word Vietnam magazine commissioned me to create this illustration to celebrate the start of the new Chinese year of the horse. I wish you all a free rein year!

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Drawing I’m working on: The Ghost of Cho Van Thanh

I make slow art because I like to explore each idea with lots of documentation and different materials. But this type of labourious drawing just can’t be finished in a matter of hours. The good news is that, little by little, over the past month this work has grown a fair bit. Regular visitors may remember the first sketch from 2011.

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What I’m working on: the ‘Chemical Flowers’ series

I make pictures like I read books – I have lots on the go at the same time. This close-up detail of the acrylic paint and the pencil on the watercolour background of this drawing from the Chemical Flowers series is finished, but it’s friends in the series are not mature enough yet, so this big sister is waiting till they can all be introduced to polite society together.

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Unless otherwise specified, text and images © 2017 Cristina Nualart

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