Cristian Andersson is a Wisconsin painter and performance artist. He has received his formal education from Columbia College in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. His large abstract paintings have been influenced by personal tragedies and tend to be, as described by a fellow artist, having a sense of melting into complete disarray, and yet having the strength to hold together. As Andersson describes it, his work is like free jazz. A painting can hold different pacings of color and marks, and a level of completion from raw to polished. Like an Ornette Coleman song, the work makes sense when you accept the discord.