Skip to content

Christine Lafuente

The View from Here

April 1 - 30, 2021

Selected Works Thumbnails
Bay At Dusk  14" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Bay At Dusk

14" x 18"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Bottles, Peonies and Red Thread  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Bottles, Peonies and Red Thread

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Broken Pier And Old Fence  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Broken Pier And Old Fence

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Calle Sol, Evening  11" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Calle Sol, Evening

11" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Capilla Dome  12" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Capilla Dome

12" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Casa Blanda, Evening  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Casa Blanca, Evening

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Casa de Salud And Fortaleza  9" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Casa de Salud And Fortaleza

9" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Cherries, Roses, And Pears, Contra Jour  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Cherries, Roses And Pears, Contra Jour

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Clear Afternoon Toward Bartlett Island  3" x 3"  Oil On Canvas

Clear Afternoon Toward Bartlett Island

3" x 3"

Oil On Canvas

Buy Now

Inquire
Cove In The Mist  15" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Cove In The Mist (SOLD)

15" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Cup And Bowl With Peonies And Tulips  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Cup And Bowl With Peonies And Tulips (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Daffodils And Blue Bottles  10" x 10"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Daffodils And Blue Bottles

10" x 10"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Daffodils, Bottles, And Clock  8" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Daffodils, Bottles And Clock

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Dahlias, Creamer, And Peaches  11" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Dahlias, Creamer And Peaches (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Dusk Over Puerto Rico  4" x 8"   Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Dusk Over Puerto Rico

4" x 8" 

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Inquire
Facades And Rooftops On Calle Sol  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Facades And Rooftops On Calle Sol (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

 

Inquire
Garden Flowers, Pears, And Pitcher  10" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Garden Flowers, Pears And Pitcher

10" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Great Harbor In Acadia  30" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Great Harbor In Acadia

30" x 36"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Harbor At Dawn  30" x 40"  Oil On Linen

Harbor At Dawn (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Harbor In The Mist  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Harbor In The Mist

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Harbor Reflections In The Fog  22" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Harbor Reflections In The Fog

22" x 28"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Iris, Pansies, And Buttercup  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Iris, Pansies And Buttercup

16" x 12"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Last Light Across The Sound  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Last Light Across The Sound (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Mountains And Bay Of San Juan  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Mountains And Bay Of San Juan

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Inquire
Mountains And Clouds, San Juan  12" x 16"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Mountains And Clouds, San Juan

12" x 16"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Pansies And Yellow Tulip  10" x 10"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Pansies And Yellow Tulip

10" x 10"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Peaches, Bottle, and Dahlias  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Peaches, Bottle And Dahlias (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Peonies And Yellow Roses  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Peonies And Yellow Roses

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Pink Lilies and Pears  14" x 11"  Oil On Linen

Pink Lilies And Pears (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Rocky View Toward Bear Island  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Rocky View Toward Bear Island

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Rooftops And Distant Mountains  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Rooftops And Distant Mountains

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Rooftops and Power Lines  11" x 14"  Oil On Canvas

Rooftops And Power Lines

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas

Buy Now

Inquire
Roses, Cherries, and Pears  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Roses, Cherries And Pears

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Roses, Pears, and Percolator  18" x 14"   Oil On Linen

Roses, Pears And Percolator (SOLD)

18" x 14" 

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Sea Study  5" x 7"  Oil On Linen

Sea Study

5" x 7"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Sewing Machine, Hydrangea, and Teacups  16" x 20"   Oil On Linen

Sewing Machine, Hydrangea And Teacups

16" x 20" 

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Sunset In Acadia  2" x 5"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Sunset In Acadia

2" x 5"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Inquire
Teacup, Flowers, And Pears  8" x 16"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Teacup, Flowers And Pears

8" x 16"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Terrace with String of Lights, Old San Juan  12" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Terrace With String of Lights, Old San Juan

12" x 16"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Inquire
Bay At Dusk  14" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Bay At Dusk

14" x 18"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Bottles, Peonies and Red Thread  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Bottles, Peonies and Red Thread

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Broken Pier And Old Fence  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Broken Pier And Old Fence

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Calle Sol, Evening  11" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Calle Sol, Evening

11" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Capilla Dome  12" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Capilla Dome

12" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Casa Blanda, Evening  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Casa Blanca, Evening

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Casa de Salud And Fortaleza  9" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Casa de Salud And Fortaleza

9" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Cherries, Roses, And Pears, Contra Jour  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Cherries, Roses And Pears, Contra Jour

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Clear Afternoon Toward Bartlett Island  3" x 3"  Oil On Canvas

Clear Afternoon Toward Bartlett Island

3" x 3"

Oil On Canvas

Buy Now

Cove In The Mist  15" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Cove In The Mist (SOLD)

15" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Cup And Bowl With Peonies And Tulips  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Cup And Bowl With Peonies And Tulips (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Daffodils And Blue Bottles  10" x 10"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Daffodils And Blue Bottles

10" x 10"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Daffodils, Bottles, And Clock  8" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Daffodils, Bottles And Clock

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Dahlias, Creamer, And Peaches  11" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Dahlias, Creamer And Peaches (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Dusk Over Puerto Rico  4" x 8"   Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Dusk Over Puerto Rico

4" x 8" 

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Facades And Rooftops On Calle Sol  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Facades And Rooftops On Calle Sol (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

 

Garden Flowers, Pears, And Pitcher  10" x 12"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Garden Flowers, Pears And Pitcher

10" x 12"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Great Harbor In Acadia  30" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Great Harbor In Acadia

30" x 36"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Harbor At Dawn  30" x 40"  Oil On Linen

Harbor At Dawn (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Linen

Harbor In The Mist  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Harbor In The Mist

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Harbor Reflections In The Fog  22" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Harbor Reflections In The Fog

22" x 28"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Iris, Pansies, And Buttercup  16" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Iris, Pansies And Buttercup

16" x 12"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Last Light Across The Sound  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen

Last Light Across The Sound (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen

Mountains And Bay Of San Juan  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Mountains And Bay Of San Juan

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Mountains And Clouds, San Juan  12" x 16"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Mountains And Clouds, San Juan

12" x 16"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Pansies And Yellow Tulip  10" x 10"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Pansies And Yellow Tulip

10" x 10"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Peaches, Bottle, and Dahlias  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Peaches, Bottle And Dahlias (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Peonies And Yellow Roses  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Peonies And Yellow Roses

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Pink Lilies and Pears  14" x 11"  Oil On Linen

Pink Lilies And Pears (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Linen

Rocky View Toward Bear Island  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Rocky View Toward Bear Island

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Rooftops And Distant Mountains  14" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Rooftops And Distant Mountains

14" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Rooftops and Power Lines  11" x 14"  Oil On Canvas

Rooftops And Power Lines

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas

Buy Now

Roses, Cherries, and Pears  10" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Roses, Cherries And Pears

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Roses, Pears, and Percolator  18" x 14"   Oil On Linen

Roses, Pears And Percolator (SOLD)

18" x 14" 

Oil On Linen

Sea Study  5" x 7"  Oil On Linen

Sea Study

5" x 7"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Sewing Machine, Hydrangea, and Teacups  16" x 20"   Oil On Linen

Sewing Machine, Hydrangea And Teacups

16" x 20" 

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

Sunset In Acadia  2" x 5"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Sunset In Acadia

2" x 5"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Buy Now

Teacup, Flowers, And Pears  8" x 16"  Oil On Mounted Linen

Teacup, Flowers And Pears

8" x 16"

Oil On Mounted Linen

Buy Now

Terrace with String of Lights, Old San Juan  12" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Terrace With String of Lights, Old San Juan

12" x 16"

Oil On Linen

Buy Now

“This exhibition features three distinct viewpoints and pivots around a body of work I completed while under lockdown in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

“For the past ten years I had a rhythm of painting still life in the spring and fall, Maine seascapes in the summer on location, and seascapes again in winter, from memory, in my studio.  Over time, I explored the cross influence of the two genres: Acadian atmospheres and watery reflections found their way into the still lifes. Conversely, in the seascapes, I see the nearer foreground spaces such as rock formations and reflections in the water’s surface as compositional entries into the expansive sea and sky. 

Case de Salud And Fortaleza, 9" x 12", Oil On Mounted Linen

Case de Salud And Fortaleza, 9" x 12", Oil On Mounted Linen

“This rhythm of working led to an idea to create a body of paintings in Old San Juan, PR. I hoped to explore the fluidity of interior and exterior spaces in Spanish Caribbean architecture and to connect with my identity as a first generation Cuban American. Through this project I aspired to understand, approximately at best, the culture of my father’s childhood in Cienfuegos, Cuba during the 1940’s and 50’s. My sense of this culture, known only through stories and photographs, was lost when my father was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11.

“The plan was to paint in Old San Juan for the month of March 2020. However, by March 15th Puerto Rico had gone on total lockdown, and I found myself sheltering-in-place for over five months in the terrace apartment that I had rented on Calle Sol. I got to know every inch of my terrace and their respective vantage points over the historic city and distant mountains.  I would lean over the edges of the walls to peer down into Calle Sol and a nearby alley populated with cats and mango trees.  There is a sense of hope and brightness in the joyful candy-colored palette of Old San Juan. Pondering the bright blue sky, complex cloud formations, passing storms in the distance above the mountains, and incredible rainbows was like meditating on a more essential reality. 

“My eventual return to Brooklyn mid-summer resulted in an evolution in my studio still life work. I could not refrain from inviting the enchanting colors of Old San Juan into the still life world of my Brooklyn studio. Recalling endless afternoons looking into the setting sun over the mountains and bay of San Juan, I set up still lifes with the window behind them, contra jour, and looked for symphonies of color in the dark silhouettes before me.

“In this intense time, we are all exploring views from "Here" as an ambiguous place, visited via computer screens and socially limited lifestyles. In this show, I invite people to share the view that despite the darkness we are all experiencing, we can always embrace the beauty of what is right in front of us.” 
-Christine Lafuente

Dahlias And Peaches, 10" x 10", Oil On Linen

Dahlias And Peaches, 10" x 10", Oil On Linen

Bio

Christine Lafuente is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, received her Certificate in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and her M.F.A. in Painting from Brooklyn College. 

After spending years in Philadelphia where she was artist-in-residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Lafuente moved to Brooklyn and completed her MFA at Brooklyn College in 2004.  She has exhibited her work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in numerous solo shows and had a solo exhibition in London, England in 2008.  Lafuente has been represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery since 2002.  

Cherries, Roses, And Pears, Contra Jour, 12" x 24", Oil On Linen

Cherries, Roses, And Pears, Contra Jour, 12" x 24", Oil On Linen

Videos