From April 26th to June 2th, 2012 – Galerie Krinzinger
Spanish-born de la Cruz, 45, lives and works in London. Her work is situated between painting, sculpture and installation. Her paintings are often crudely broken, ripped or folded in on themselves, wedged into corners and doorways or presented as masses on the gallery floor.
The canvases are brutally misshapen and dilapidated forms but are deftly and luxuriously painted.
After breaking the stretchers of her canvases as a student at Slade art school, de la Cruz became preoccupied with ‘freeing painting from the boundaries of its support’. Her works often allude to or stand in for the human form.