Our travels and experiences in life, coupled with the vagabonds we meet along the way have profound influences on our growing identity. Now, adventure is the compass and no more is there a road less travelled by. We are interconnected in more ways than ever before; direction and destination are irrelevant. Text and language are the constants that encourage communication; this is our first step towards connecting with one another. It is through news and stories told across the world that creates a sense of sharing and the ultimate, embracing significance. So tell us, what’s your story?
Cristine Crebas has collaborated with The Public House of Art to produce Mixed Identities, a unique series of original artworks that sees arrangements of international newspaper cutouts undergo an organic manipulation by the artist’s hand. Smoked and stained with charcoal the works most thoughtful component is the petaled reveal of material: newspapers from around the world illustrate a peaceful harmony as they grow together. Text from conflicting countries with different ideals in contemporary times unite to make new meaning. Through appropriated media, Crebas begins a new dialogue in which she asks us to be contemplative of our own roots and what they mean to us.
Cristine Crebas was born in 1962 to a Dutch mother and Danish father. Crebas attended the Danish Design School, and was the recipient of ‘The Danish National Bank Anniversary Fund’ (Denmark). Ever since a young age she’s had a lust for travel and when she turned 16 she moved to Israel for two years. It was a new environment that inspired her to explore, through her travelled experiences she gained confidence and an invaluable knowledge of herself. Traveling with no set destination in mind, it was then that she found her identity as an artist. It was the emergence of Crebas’s true identity that led her to form her own artistic language, formed by adventures and experiences.