Christine Crane


“Mushroom Birds are Made in China”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

“The Half That Got Away”, 2008, acrylic and oil on canvas, 30 x 60 cm

“The death of Damian Carlyl Rinestone’s Peeps”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 152.4 cm

“Sweet Friens”, 2007, acrylic and oil on canvas, 132 x 132 cm

“Sunni Dawn Smiley Hit the Skies Over California”, 2008, acrylic and oil on canvas,  152.4 x 152.4 cm

“Travel the Sky with Otis Justice”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

“Swimming or Flying?”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

“Sangrado Corazón de Jesús”, 2008, acrylic and oil on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

Artist Statement

I make art because it is fun for me. I treat art making with the seriousness a person would have for a session of Nintendo. I work with intuition and a love for paint materiality in my process of laying down gestural patterns and fields of colors. Out of these abstract shapes I find spaces in which I can illustrate iconography from the excess culture jam I grew up in, whether they are characters inspired by a Max Fleischer animation, or creatures pulled directly from the virtual reality of Nintendo games. I include these characters from the culture of mass media and digital diversions, because they create a psycho alternate reality that I like to explore.

Artist Bio

Christine Crane on ArtDoxa

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  • it’s like a mix of Harajuku (Japanese street fashion) that was partying, and then it tripped over and died in an accident. I love these paintings.

  • Glad you like Christine Crane’s work! I love your description of it!