Hello 2014 group show

This week I will have sci-fi inspired artwork at D Structure in San Francisco. The show is curated by Shayna Yasuhara founder of Paint Pens Collective. If you in the SF Area Check it out!

Here’s my selective pieces:
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“Cosmos” by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 12″x 12″, acrylic paint, watercolor and graphite dust on paper

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“Star Stuff”, by Cristina Natsuko Paulos 12″x 12″, acrylic paint, watercolor and graphite dust on paper

More information Please check out the facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/639475416114760/651496428245992/?notif_t=like

Located D Structure in San Francisco

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Photo Credit: http://instagram.com/shaynaface

More Press about the show here:
http://io9.com/cracked-out-star-wars-and-superhero-art-on-display-ton-1494086697
http://www.yaylablog.com/paint-pens-collective-hello-2014

Greeting from Las Vegas Project

Greetings from Las Vegas

I’m working on a project for Gateway Motel’s “Greetings from Las Vegas”. My project is creating a new set of drawings and video animation themes of love room/ horror room. I don’t want to reveal too much. I want it to be a surprise for the event next weekend. Hope to see you all there!

Drawing Paint and Dye on recycled paper

Drawing Paint and Dye on recycled paper

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Rough Animation test

 

Drawing. 2013

Drawing. 2013

Flower Studies

Flower Studies of the backyard full of California night shade and Hawaiian Plumerias. I used watercolor and Dr. Martin dyes to create a soft and dramatic look.

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Coming Soon, Freak Show 04/28 Saturday

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I will have pieces at WWA GALLERY next month. I will have a few pieces from a series I call, “FRAGMENTS”

“Frigments” (figment+fragment)

Frigment 4: Smoke and Mirrors, oil painting (acrylic paint under-painting) on wood
 Please check out the facebook envite for more information:

Link to the Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/255680214526733/

More about the gallery here:

Wonderful World of Animation

www.AnimationArtGallery.com

WWA gallery

www.WWAgallery.com

9517 Culver Blvd

Culver City,  CA 90232

.default magazine, issue #13

‎I’m featured in .default magazine, Issue # 13

.default, a magazine of design, art, culture, fashion and music. .default aims to bring together artists from different fields to build an effective platform in the rapidly growing Internet world. Available in English and Turkish, free of charge, at www.defaultmagazine.com , with articles each month featuring new artists and a wide variety of topics.

There is an Artist feature of my mirror twin work, please check out pages 82-89 for the interview.


An ironic world of cartoons

This emerging artist is all about her drawings,. default proudly presents Cristina Paulos, the rising star of the art world with illustrations and animations that will drag you deep into the semi-dark, semi-colorful yet always infinity world of imagination and much more.

-Buğu Melis Çağlayan, default magazine issue #13

Insert Coins, Art Group Show “Back in the Day…”

Insert Coins, is a new fun bar/arcade opening on the Downtown Las Vegas area. Owner Chris is bringing the nostalgia of our favorite arcade games to the bar setting, in the exciting downtown area. Insert coins will host there first art show curated by Keri, “Back in the Day…”

Keri ask some of Las Vegas’ artists to play tribute to there favorite classic video games and memories. INSERT COIN(S) will host its opening reception for “Back in the Day…” on Tuesday April 19th from 6pm to 10pm.  INSERT COIN(S) asked over 20 invited artists one question to reminisce upon: “What was your favorite game or toy as a child?” The artists were then free to interpret their subject of choice in their preferred mediums. The resulting exhibition is a nostalgic, creative reinterpretation of classic games and toys. Featured artwork will celebrate classic games, commemorate forgotten toys, and re-purpose lost playthings. The exhibition will invite viewers and artists alike to participate in a collection of memories; sharing smiles, stories, experience points and cheat codes.

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Opening reception will be held on April 19th, 2011 for “Back in the Day…, a themed group art exhibition inspired by classic video games and vintage toys at Insert Coin(s).  Proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to tsunami relief in Japan.

INSERT COIN(S) is located at 512 East Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Participating artists include: Jerry Misko, KD Matheson, Dasha Biggs, Mike Biggs, Mark T. Zeilman, Jesse Smigel, Cristina Paulos, Ruckus, Ryan Tino, Keri Schroeder, Scream, Ashley Beatty, Caesar Garcia, Albert Montoya, Roxy B Montoya, Juan Muniz, Ainjil Bragg, Daniel Bennett, Camille Bohannon, Shan Michael Evans, Jose Hernandez, Michelle Irish, Nico Holmes-Gull, May Nomura, and Warren Wucinich.

Insert Coins, will promise to bring back our 80’s nostogia, of missed our favorite arcade sounds,quarter play and pinball ringing, minus the sugar-y aromas of the donut shop.

I worked on two pieces in celebration of my favorite fighting video characters from Dark-stalkers and Samurai Showdown!

"Beat 'em ALL up", Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers (by Capcom)

"Beat em ALL up", Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers (by Capcom)

Video Game Nudity! is OK! lol (well, not really, the violence get an acceptable rating, and well nudity…red light)

About the two pieces:

The pieces are focusing on the two popular fighting games, “Samurai Shodown” and “Darkstalkers”. These two games have some of the most recognizable female characters.  I also thought there is a “silliness” and “strangeness”, and a little “wetness” to how Virtual Video-game Female characters Scream Sexuality, while the audience is mostly a group of teenagers mostly that of young boys.  

 

 

Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Iroha, Samurai Shodown VI, NEW)Medium:_dye,watercolour,ink,acrylic paint,charcoal and graphite on Arches Acid Free Watercolour paper

Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Iroha, Samurai Shodown VI, NEW) Medium: dye,watercolour,ink,acrylic paint,charcoal and graphite on Arches Acid Free Watercolour paper

This piece above is of Videogame character, Iroha, Samurai Shodown VI. The title of the piece, is named after the Smith’s song Classic “Some Girls are Bigger than Others”. It’s my silly drawings of the virtual fighting video game female characters that seem to be just that. “Back in the day…” we played these videogames when we were “Growing up” and just started to discovering things…

I needed to explain it, because people where asking me what the pieces for the show where all about. -lol

Painting, Detail of Iroha

One of my first jobs in high school was working at the mall Arcade. I was the clusy change girl in a black vest suite, with a bad blond hair dye job (similar to late 90’s, Gwen Stefani hair duo).  I can still hear the distant sounds of the theme song to Daytona USA, race car game in a distance of my head.

-Cristina