Cristina González Martín
Cristina González Martín is originally from Madrid, Spain, where she studied Psychology and later went on to work in communications. Her fifteen year tenure working in communications took her between Madrid and Brussels; Cristina worked with media such as television, radio, and print.
Cristina has always been interested in the expression of messages, and she attempts to replicate this through her hobby and passion which is art. Invoking thoughts, sending meaningful messages through powerful metaphor, is central to Cristina’s paintings, and more recently sculptures.
Cristina started to pursue painting 12 years ago in Brussels, but it was really in Fiji where she approached art as a professional. Cristina has now incorporated painting and sculpting as a part of her lifestyle in Fiji. The move to Suva was prompted by her husband’s job within the European Union’s Delegation which focuses on natural resources including the effects of climate change on the Pacific Islands. Concern for the environment forms a big part of both Cristina and her family’s lives in Fiji.
Cristina has been a volunteer artist at USP’s Oceania Centre for Art, Culture and Pacific Studies since March 2014 and has explored a variety of styles including impressionist, expressionist and contemporary art ranging from sculptures to print. She has been involved in a variety of projects in the Oceania Centre including the Tuna Project (2014) which collaboratively exhibited her artwork in Fiji Museum.
As of July 2015, Cristina resides in Suva with her husband and two children.
“...inspiration from knowledge”