Cristian is a self-taught industrial designer and contemporary artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 21, 1971. From a young age, he was fascinated by the function of all things, driving him to discover, dissect, and dismantle any manner of toys and machines he could get his hands on, ultimately fusing them together as artistic creations junkyard parts reimagined with the vision of a NASA engineer.
Since then, design, mechanics, and the application of his expertise utilizing different materials have been the common denominator of his art and his profession. Relocating to the United States in 1999, he has worked as a designer and producer of prototype parts and materials for electric omnibuses at E-Bus in Downey, CA. He has collaborated on a number of projects with different designers, artists, professionals of other disciplines, and various clients.
In December of 2007, he began to work on a set of sixteen sculptures, beginning with a military themed piece, assembled completely with recycled metal parts from pieces of the most basic household appliances, to components from dismantled aircraft engines. Today, he continues to feed his creative compulsions, maintaining a healthy appreciation for art and industrial design.
BONES OF STEEL
October 11 - December 1, 2013
12' x 7' - Recycled materials, fiberglass, steel