Angela de la Cruz
Spanish, born 1965
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
The Matter in Harmony,
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Angela de la Cruz: Bare,
Lisson Gallery
Angela De la Cruz - Selected Works 2005 - 2016,
Galerie Krinzinger

Angela de la Cruz confronts the traditional boundaries of sculpture and painting, subjecting her works to violent interventions before they arrive at their finished state. In 1996, she first cut a painting from its stretcher and hung it in a corner (titled Ashamed) , where it assumed the qualities of an object while retaining the characteristics of a painting. Her works on canvas and aluminum appear fallen, gutted, crumpled, or collapsed, removed from what she terms painting's "grandiosity."