Christina Thwaites — Body Transformations


Christina Thwaites, Body transformations, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm

Christina Thwaites, Body transformations, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm

Christina Thwaites, is a painter born in England in 1980, graduated from the University of Scotland in 2004, attended the École du Louvre in Paris, was tutored by the Italian artist Alberto Parres at la Porta Blu Studio in Rome and lives and works in Canberra, Australia. Body Transformations is Thwaites’ first solo exhibition with Anna Pappas Gallery.

“…There is thus a strange kind of superfluidity or doubleness about Christina Thwaites’ images of her pregnancy. Her belly and breasts swell up; her legs, now that she no longer has time to shave them, grow hairy. She waddles, she gasps for breath, she frequently has to stop for a rest. But we can no longer decide whether it is her art or her pregnancy that makes her like this. Or, put another way, she is doubly full: both with her baby and with the art that depicts her this way.”

– Rex Butler, September 2014