Cristina BanBan

Cristina BanBan (b. 1987, Barcelona) lives and works in London. She obtained a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and recently has been awarded with the Arts Club Prize from the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy (2017). The beautiful, exaggerated figures depicted in the large scale canvases of artist Cristina BanBan are portraits of the society in which she lives; scenes of the everyday - the banal - which she manages to bring to life through her appetising colour palette. BanBan creates intimate moments between each of her subjects; from a man and woman washing one another in the bath (Lovers in the Bath, 2018) to a mother cradling her child (Mamas, 2018). Yet paradoxically, many of her scenes emphasise the contemporary phenomenon we have become accustomed - multitasking -  thanks to the birth of technology and the restlessness it provokes. 


Solo exhibitions include 24-hour Booth, 1969 Gallery, NYC, USA (2019), My Dear Demons, the Dot Project, London, UK (2018), Richer House Miscelanea, Barcelona, Spain (2017), A Spoonful of Charcoal, Stour Space, London, UK (2017), Pounds for Bread, Unit G Gallery, London, UK (2016) and There isn’t Milk for the Tea, Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK (2016). 


Group exhibitions include Extra, The Hole, NYC, USA (2018), Art Brussels Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Brussels,Belgium (2018), Specially Normal with Audun Alvestad, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2018), Forms, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2018) and Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery, London (2017). BanBan's work is held in private collections in the UK, the US, Spain and Brazil.