The exhibition organised by the Museo Reina Sofía, which features over fifty pieces, is the largest retrospective of Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias (born San Sebastián, 1956) that has been held to date, and it covers her earliest work up through her most recent creations. Her artworks generate suggestive fictional worlds and set aside all utilitarian purposes, to become settings conducive to reflective observation. Intersections between the natural world and the cultural world are frequently seen in her work, with shadows, cascades, whirlpools and foliage, in which the idea of refuge is a recurring metaphor.
The artist has displayed unceasing interest in a wide range of materials, such as alabaster, tapestry, glass, resin, aluminium, bronze, iron, cement, wood, concrete.
Cristina Iglesias began her training in art in Barcelona, focusing on the fields of drawing and ceramics. She completed her studies at Chelsea School of Art in London at the beginning of the 1980s. It was during this decade that her career within the institution of art took off, favoured by her presence at events such as the Bienal de Venecia, where she represented Spain in 1986 and 1993. a solo exhibition of her work organized by the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1997 led to her consolidation in the international art world.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía