Cristina Coral

Apr 17th, 2018

Cristina Coral


Cristina Coral has exhibited at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, at E contemporary Space in Triest, at Leica Gallery in Milan, at Somerset House London for the 2016 Sony WPA exhibition, at Base Milan for the Photovogue Festival 2016 and Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. One of her works is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of contemporary Art of Sicily. Her works have been published and featured in several magazine such as, Lens culture, Trendland, Art Sheep, Musée Magazine Issue 16, The Huffington Post, l’oeil, Fondazione Pitti discovery, Grey, Rai News, Metal, Einaudi, Iris Artist Platform, Plastik, Elle Decor and many other.

Tell us about the work that we’re featuring?

“The Other Part of Me” talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and what we allow or don’t allow ourselves to be. This project comes from some reflections on the dichotomy between good and evil and between realism and idealism. In this series of images women’s faces cannot be seen, they are hidden by postures and by textiles. The unseen part cannot be shared, demolishing the concept of the portrait that in this era of selfies has been understood as a means to show off.

Why did you start taking photos?

I decided to do something creative and I picked up the camera starting to explore how to use it. I understood that the camera could have been a fascinating tool for exploring the world around me and more over, myself.

What other forms of art inform your work?

Interpreting and re-interpreting art is integral to making art. Music and art are a very important part of the human being , the skill of interpretation is necessary as a tool to negotiate our world of visual complexity and richness. Artistic freedom played a fundamental role in determining my style. My works are very often driven by the research of beauty and are strongly influenced by a detailed analysis of the subject and the photographic environment.

How does technology affect your work?

My first camera was my mother’s camera , a Bencini Comet II Film 127, so I experienced my first photos in analog. Since then I have developed my interest in the use of digital, thus technology has opened me to new creative scenarios.

What are you working on right now?

I’m presently working on “Alternative Perspectives,” which is the continuation of a project that was born a few years ago and has been published in several magazines and on websites. It is still a source of inspiration for my creativity. I‘m also thinking of new ideas for coming projects.

What does the future hold for your work?

My future is continuously interested in new working proposals that are filling up my days. I will carry on taking pictures and experimenting for myself and my passion.