Originally from London but based in Cornwall since 2001, Christina Kutter is a multi-disciplinary and experimental artist whose work is largely fuelled by encounters with the rural and coastal landscapes near her home/studio on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Kutter’s output includes abstract painting, drawing, fine print, assemblage, installation, photography and art writing. She often works with found and discarded objects, taking them back to the studio to explore their material and conceptual properties, and their potential to become artefacts.
Kutter’s practice rests in the belief that all things are connected. It has developed from an inclination to survey new territories, explore different processes, and a deep curiosity about what makes a space a place which has led her to investigate themes of journey, transformation and the tensions between opposing forces, e.g. growth and decay; the synthetic and the natural. The work also holds implicit references to a range of contemporary cultural, political and social landscapes such as the looming threat of ecological collapse and humanity’s fractured relationships with itself. By engaging in on-going dialogues about the ways in which we shape, classify, value and experience the world, Kutter’s work invites a wider debate about human agency, and prompts viewers to make new interpretations of familiar things.
With a career of 25(+) years in adult education and the FE sector, Kutter currently works freelance as a creative workshops facilitator, an arts administrator and producer, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at Plymouth College of Art.