'Betty Boop 202' by Cross Magri (aka Ivan Rubio), 2020
42 x 42 Inches
Hand-painted mixed media (acrylic, spray paint) on hand-pulled cotton canvas (ships rolled).
Original artwork (#1/1)
Hand-signed by the artist on front.
Signed, titled and dated in marker on reverse.
Also includes artist issued/signed COA.
Cross Magri is an artist born in Barcelona, with a clear upward projection. He felt the attraction to painting since he was a child and made graffiti in his early adolescence until he discovered his true passion, which is to paint large canvases.
Cross Magri's art is born primarily from a joyful color palette that lives in your mind. Influenced by a multitude of beautiful things that he finds around him every day, the artist likes to capture them on canvas so that they last.
Cross is a self-taught artist and allows himself to be influenced by very varied artistic styles: he takes small ideas from realism, surrealism, expressionism, from here and there, to finally create his paintings in which elements and ideas predominate Pop and Street-Art but also Baroque, Classical and Neoclassical. He also paints portraits of great icons, especially film or music.
In each of his paintings, there is a small tribute to many artists he admires - artists large and small - who have contributed something to Cross's creativity. Currently some of his works are in galleries and art fairs in the United States and Europe.