It’s easy to get swept away by the colors in Kristin Texeira's paintings. The bold blocks of abstract shapes and flattened textures of oil paints (that can only truly be appreciated in person) spread across thick white paper forming what the artist calls “Memory Maps”. We recently visited the artist’s work space in Brooklyn, nestled in the back of an old print shop. We discussed the process of her work, the recent projects she’s been working on and the concept of paintings of memories.
In October 2016 Kristin was invited to the Varda Artists Residency Program where she lived and created new art works on the historic SS Vallejo. The pieces she created there were memories from where she’d recently left behind, and had been exhibited this past week at Art On Paper in NYC. She’d also been interpreting other people's memories at Canal Street Market, where she held open hours for patrons to come visit, tell their story and then have those memories transformed into paintings.