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Kristina Martino
updated: 12/28/2012
website: www.kristinamartino.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Subtitled Film Still: Perhaps That's What Love Is
Subtitled Film Still: You Can't Be Bad, I Love You
Subtitled Film Still: Love At First Sight
Subtitled Film Still: I'll Never Be Afraid Again
Subtitled Film Still: But I Can't See Beyond Him!
Subtitled Film Still: Mind If I Look?
Subtitled Film Still: Because You're A Man
Subtitled Film Still: The End of My Hopes and Dreams
Subtitled Film Still: Darling, I'm Yours Forever
Subtitled Film Still: And the Day After That, and the Next...
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, feminist, gender/sexuality, figurative, language, narrative, text, identity, portraiture, social criticism
 
 
Subtitled Film Still: Perhaps That's What Love Is by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: Perhaps That's What Love Is
black colored pencil on paper
2010
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: You Can't Be Bad, I Love You by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: You Can't Be Bad, I Love You
black colored pencil on paper
2009
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: Love At First Sight by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: Love At First Sight
black colored pencil on paper
2009
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: I'll Never Be Afraid Again by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: I'll Never Be Afraid Again
black colored pencil on paper
2010
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: But I Can't See Beyond Him! by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: But I Can't See Beyond Him!
black colored pencil on paper
2010
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: Mind If I Look? by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: Mind If I Look?
black colored pencil on paper
2010
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: Because You're A Man by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: Because You're A Man
black colored pencil on paper
2009
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: The End of My Hopes and Dreams by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: The End of My Hopes and Dreams
black colored pencil on paper
2009
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: Darling, I'm Yours Forever by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: Darling, I'm Yours Forever
black colored pencil on paper
2010
8" x  10" 
Subtitled Film Still: And the Day After That, and the Next... by Kristina Martino
Subtitled Film Still: And the Day After That, and the Next...
black colored pencil on paper
2009
8" x  10" 

Artist Statement

Subtitled Film Stills:

Subtitled Film Stills is an elaborate in-progress series of Hyperrealist renditions of both actual and fabricated film stills featuring close-ups of women and text. The series stems from my deep engagement with European cinema and the roles of women both on and off screen. The title of the series is a direct reference to Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, and the images themselves are perhaps indirectly thematically reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein’s large scale appropriations of comics spotlighting women and text. I am taking what are seemingly kinetic moments in time—actions frozen from an unknown narrative—and re-contextualizing them in a new narrative which questions fact and fiction and creates a tension between reality and storytelling.

Drawn in a sharp-focus realistic manner with a single black pencil, the cinematographic images are brought back into the realm of the traditional arts—drawing, painting, that which is created by hand—the foundation on which photographic imagery has been built and is thus indebted. The drawings do not lose their identity either as drawings or as photographic images. Pencil grain becomes reminiscent of film grain, and a moment of time becomes transfixed into an instance of timelessness. 

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

MFA Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop (in progress)

MFA Drawing & Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

BA English & BFA Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; high honors, minors: Art History and Classical Civilization