Christina’s practice is based primarily in drawing, painting and sound. Through her work she has been examining the relationship between place and identity and the intimate connections between people and the places they inhabit. In her recent images she explores the intangible and mysterious qualities of "night" or "darkness". The work is concerned with the symbolism associated with “night” – in particular the association with the unconscious, transformation, and absence / presence. She is particularly interested in how these ideas influence and intersect with the physical experience of night and darkness. This series focuses on new interpretations of light, colour and darkness. Hints of narrative and a play between representation and abstraction add emphasis to elements of mystery, create ambiguities, and question the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.
Christina Sealey is an artist and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and a BA (Hons.) from McMaster University. Christina has exhibited throughout Canada and the UK in both public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres and regularly performs throughout Europe and North America. Her work is represented in private, corporate and public collections. She has been awarded grants for her painting and audio work from both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and from private foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Christina is currently teaching at OCAD University.
The Park, 2015
Ink, watercolour, graphite on paper, 16 x 16.5 inches
Beneath the Surface, 2015
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Descending (Dundurn St), 2015
Ink, watercolour, graphite on paper, 28 x 19 inches
At Night (Hollie), 2011-2014
Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches