Cris Valencia and her feminine, pink and cruel world
The illustrations of Spanish artist Cris Valencia, with their feminine and delicate aesthetics, hide a sad, cruel and universal reality.
Cris Valencia is a Spanish illustrator, of Barcelona origin, who now lives and works in Madrid, who has found her language, the way to get in touch with the world in the drawing.
Her curiosity and research have led her to develop an original style that plays on the contrast that is created between what is represented and how it is represented. Her illustrations show the pains of love, moments of loneliness, uncertainty, universal themes and moods experienced by all. What makes her works unique is the style Cris chooses to show these themes that, contrary to what we might think, is delicate, ethereal, with soft lines and abundant use of pink. What the Spanish illustrator tries to do is not very different from giving a child candy after giving him a bitter medicine. Cris sweetens a sad reality, almost managing to make us accept it.
“As a creative, I like to reflect on issues that have to do with the human being, his inner nature and his relationships.”