Christina Polman

My current body of work is part of a growing collection titled “Fables Thus Far.”
The use of storytelling via mythologies and folklore to explain humanity’s relationship to the natural world is a universal idea and many similar motifs, for example tricksters, can be found among widespread populations. My paintings are visual fables. Bright colors and quick brustrokes tie the works to the vividness of spreading these tales by word of mouth. I use negative space and unusual compositions to bring the focus to the imagery. Animal symbolism and its archetypes play a large role in my artwork. I use animals as the main figures in my imagery and exaggerate or change body features to express a surreal narrative.