About Cristina Sá
Cristina Sá was born in 1956 in São Paulo, where she currently lives and works. She is not of Japanese descent, though she does have an Eastern heritage, as her grandfather was Chinese. She studied with artist engraver Maciej Babinski and has a degree in design.
Her paintings are constructed on large white or empty spaces. Suggestions of branches and bamboo compose a landscape that seems ready to be dissolved. In it, the artist scatters subtle details of color, created with elaborate oriental paper that is torn or carefully trimmed.
The asymmetric balance of her work has the delicacy and strength of ukiyo-es and sumi-es, and blends the East with the West. Cristina represents a great number of Brazilian artists who are influenced by the Japanese.