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.
My pieces come about as meditations in that, currently, there are no big messages or ideals driving the individual pieces or larger bodies of work. Each piece comes together as a response to the day's mood and events, and to the images that I come across as I create. Though my work has been described as delicate and precious, my relationship to each piece is quite the opposite: it is the process of making and the exploration of different approaches that drive the work, and the minimalist aesthetic I've established allows me to move readily from one piece to the next. In my process-driven practise, cutting, tearing, arranging, pasting, and teasing out narratives from disparate parts are acts of instinct and flow.