Cristina Troufa is an artist from Portugal. Her acrylic paintings are narratives about her own life, her thoughts and beliefs. A particular aspect in Cristina Troufa’s work is that some areas are painted quite carefully, while other areas of the canvas remain untouched. This produces a great and unique effect of open negative space.
6. Foreshortening is the concept of drawing an image in which looks shorter to the viewer then it actually is, as though the object has been compressed. In this image, the artist has used foreshortening to make the length of the tennis player’s arm shorter than it actually is to express the motion the player is using when reaching to hit the ball
Cristina Troufa is an artist based out of Porto, Portugal who creates acrylic on canvas paintings, however, her approach to her work is quite unique. Troufa very carefully and selectively renders specific areas of her paintings while leaving significant amount of negative space for her subjects to occupy within. If anything, it seems as if the negative space and unrendered portions in her work is what breaths life into her subjects.