Kristina Corre is an analog collage artist based in Ottawa, Canada. Born in Manila and raised in Toronto, a lifetime of imagining new worlds led Corre to study architecture at Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, where she graduated with her Master of Architecture degree in 2012. Beyond the history, theory, and practise of architecture, her education instilled the importance of narrative in image making, of meticulousness in her craft, and of making as a means to discovery. These paramount lessons are currently driving her explorations into handcut, found-object collage.
Kristina's work emerges from a meditative, process- and narrative-driven practise. Drawing from her architectural education, she cuts, tears, arranges, and pastes disparate parts primarily from contemporary magazines, in order to tease out clues to. and catalysts for narratives in the form of minimalist collage vignettes. Collecting imagery from contemporary sources allows Kristina to create works that are reflections on current moods and events, while the recurring use of dried flora and the careful consideration of shadow create depth and a sense of temporality. There is an underlying architectural spatial order to the way Kristina composes her pieces; her aim, above all, is to invite the viewer's imagination into the small worlds and spaces that she creates.