Bio: Diane Christi, an American Abstract Pastel Artist, b. New York City, graduated Queens College NY, and received a BA in Theater Dance. She now transforms her creativity from the physical realm of performance to visual imagery on paper.
Artist Statement: As a former dancer, I attempt to capture the timeless energy of movement in my drawings. I approach each drawing as a new choreography. Saturation of color amidst intricate lines and shapes is my medium of transmission. Juncture and intersection of line frequently inform me alongside motion, division of space, and observation of light. I employ pencil, pastel and ink on paper. I begin by drawing various marks that dance around on the paper, which my imagination then uses to create contrasting textual designs. The subtraction or simplification by erasure affords me the continuation of layering my materials to develop a repertoire of complexity of movement. This process is the foundation of my work.
As each drawing is created, I instinctively know when it is completed and the performance is done. It is truly wonderful to be able to enjoy this dance-of-art and share it with you.