Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swedish painter Christina Kajtorp opens solo show in Andalusia, Spain

"Tormenta" (Storm) by Christina Kajtorp, acrylic on board, 80 x 100 cm

Swedish painter, sculptor and Batik artist Christina Kajtorp today (14 June) opened a solo show of some of her acrylic paintings at Cerezo´s Gallery in Canillas de Albaida, Spain.

The show ends 19 July

Rather than a central theme, her exhibit of five paintings reflect a wider scope of her works, from abstract, expressionist and genre works reflecting local scenes and landmarks.

Kajtorp (b. 1943) grew up learning to paint sitting at her father´s side. He was a trained and commercially successful painter.

"Carnival," by Christina Kajtorp, acrylic on canvas, 73 x 60 cm
She first exhibited in 1956 and at age 17, studied in Stockholm and participated in several group and solo exhibiting in Sweden.

About 28 years ago, she left Sweden for Mallorca, where she lived and worked as clothes designer, painter and Batik artist.

She designed the costumes for “Hair” when it showed in Palma de Mallorca.

From 1978 to 1979, she studied graphic arts at Kyrkerud School of Art in Varmland, Sweden.

Since 2006, she has lived in Canillas de Albaida, in the mountains of Andalusia above Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol. 

"Primavera" by Christina Kajtorp, acrylic on paper, 10 x 16 cm
She previously staged a joint show at Cómpeta Art Gallery in a larger village.

Kajtorp is also active with the arts collective, Competaart.com, which recently put up its annual—Semana Santa/Easter weekend—art walk-a-about or studio crawl.

Rock on and practice peace and love.
Stefan, the ArtTraveler ™
"Miroma´s Majesty," photograph by Stefan van Drake (2008)

Check out a sculpture or mosaics workshop or walking tour in our beautiful mountains. See: www.spanjeanders.nl and www.competafinearts.com

Contact me at stefanvandrake@gmail.com or by calling (34) 951 067 703; from the UK at BT landline rates, 0844 774 8349.

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