Christina Hejtmanek utilizes photography, sculpture, painting and drawing to create abstracted images that address concepts of temporality, perception, and varying states of consciousness. The photographs are shot with film and printed traditionally. Resulting prints have a soft, hazy quality suggesting a dreamlike world. These works explore the liminal states of travel and consciousness, and mine our collective lost memories –distilling the natural world into painterly explorations of mark, hue, light and form and examining the peripheries of impermanence.
Paintings / drawings are executed with pigment soaked twine and created with a snap line method. Highly active and automatic the images are compulsive, intuitive and meditative investigations of nature, space and geometry, real and interpreted.
Born in 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. Hejtmanek lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Tx. She attended Parsons School of Design, NYC, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Tufts University, Medford, MA. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and she has participated in many artist in residency programs including Chinati Foundation, Marfa TX, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport RI., Lucid Foundation, Inverness, CA and The Grand Canyon North Rim Residency. Her work is included in the US Art in Embassies Program, permanent collection, Dakar, Senegal and Lannan Foundation Collection, Santa Fe, NM.