Maria Cristina Valente



“In painting we can break rules, we can let ourselves be irreverently led by the stimulus of creative or aesthetic pleasure. The act of painting is endlessly evolving, challenging and liberating and it starts when you design each work, even before it reaches a canvas. My painting is marked by games of color and lines, seeking rhythms and logic, with an intention that is more sensitive than figurative. I look for balance in the midst of chaos or a bit of disorder in the midst of balance, I play between freedom and its control, among the many options we have to see the same reality.
When I see a landscape or capture a moment, it becomes irresistible to abstract, to look only at the colors, then only at the shapes or lines and enjoy another dimension. When I paint, I do the same. I’m not trying to tell the story, but to capture the music.”