Hold tight. Let go: Painting Series in Identifying Limited Beliefs.

Solo exhibition by Christy Del Fresno 

3 - 30 May 2022

Christy Del Fresno is Spanish/Brazilian contemporary artist and CAD design engineer based in Farnborough, Hampshire. She is interested in sculptures made of a variety of materials. Although, the most recent body of work is mainly shown as a series of paintings. 

Christy started her academy art studies in 1996 in Brazil and moved to Portugal in 2001 to join her family, where she got training as CAD designer in engineering. 

Then, in 2013, resident in the UK, Christy graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from UCA Farnham. During her time at university, Christy had started to develop a project called “Hold me tight. Let me go” – mainly presented as ‘temporary sculptures’. The project was about attachment that provides the sense of security and its opposite: the sense of abjection. 

Christy Del Fresno presents a next step of her artist career in the solo exhibition called ‘Hold tight. Let go: Painting series in Identifying Limited Beliefs.’  

The paintings are made with acrylic on canvas and mixed media. Some of the thematic goes around very figurative elements, but not particularly realistic and crossing boundaries of realistic representation of figures and objects and abstraction.

Both the arts and engineering are embedded in Christy’s paintings in one way or the other. The edge between both disciplines would always bring a critical point of extrapolating paint brush strokes and leaving the marks there on canvas or keeping precise tight tolerance of perfectly calculated curves. 

All paintings on display in the gallery are on sale, enquiries through West End Centre. 

Christy is happy to accept commission, please get in tough through: or Instagram @christydelfresno

Christy Del Fresno piece - gemstone colours on a gold pallette.