Pride: UNDEFINED Collection
In lieu of resurfacing violence against the Black community, we are channeling 100% of our proceeds to Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization founded by and advocating black trans people.
What are we proud of in 2020?
Inhabiting (what feels like) the end times has forced everyone to face uncertainty as is. At the same time, it brought to the surface marginalized groups in our society who have always been living with uncertainties.
In this Pride Month like no other, Curina celebrates the art of living in between, underneath, and hanging on the edge of otherwise UNDEFINED identities.
Please note: Prices do not include framing. Frames are available as add-ons on each artwork page.
Oh The Places You Will Go
Thoughts and Prayers
Bodies & Surfaces
Coast to Coast
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New artworks will be updated every week.
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"Whether addressing queer or immigrant bodies my practice is tailored to showcase the trauma, history, and barriers these people face. Reflecting on the lack of space and agency they posses, I present my pieces in environments were they can thrive and be safe. The work I create is colorful, innocent, gentle, soft, and safe. The use of clay, paper mache, glitter and crochet are important in my work because of their cultural and personal value. The use of accessible material has always been important in my practice and in the cultural development of my communities. I use material and methods that have been passed down by generation in my family to showcase the importance of their experience and honor their endurance. My art is a vehicle to celebrate the majesty of cultural heritage contrasted with challenges of living safely in the United States as a member of the immigrant and queer communities."
"My work describes a transformation of suffering with the use of light as a material. It indulges in the ethereal while being grounded in perception. The natural beauty of the subtlety of light is something to be reveled in. It is refreshing, calming, and brings peace and joy. We perceive reality through light, when we see, we see with the entirety of our past experience. If light is manipulated, the nature of that reality can be questioned and we are brought closer to the central truths of our perceptions. My work aims to reveal complex relationships between the materiality of light, form, and space to induce the viewer into deep looking for understanding and open up channels in the mind for conversation. The philosophy behind my work comes from ideas of Zen. In its essence, it is the art of truly seeing the nature of one’s own being. My work invites viewers to practice stopping, breathing, and looking deeply. We must look at what we can do in order to prevent the amount of misunderstanding, hatred, and violence in our society we see is able to be brought out at any moment. Insight liberates. By practicing peace together, we make peace available. My work is an effort to water beautiful seeds of peace in order to surmount the seeds of war, of suffering, of violence, and fear."
"Nature has always been very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art."