By Rebecca Pikus

An Enigma is inexplicable — hard to understand or explain – a mysterious person.  Cyrstofer Shoemaker is such an Artist.  Half Italian, half German — a magnetic, riveting persona, you will definitely remember this Artist if you meet him.  And you might possibly be baffled by the connection between all of his diverse paintings — bold, soft, primitive, ethereal.  He is a featured artist at the Dec. 12 Artists Reception Opening at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery.

An outside artist, Cyrstofer spent most his youth overseas in Wiesbaden, Germany.  While traveling the world abroad, Cyrstofer has been with all walks of life, as represented in his paintings.   He best describes, in his paintings, his triumphs and tribulations.  Sometimes refined, sometimes not, his style invites the eye for a walk on the wild side, simple, but always inspired by boundless creativity. Shoemaker often uses found materials, glass, Lucite, wood boards, plastic and various other objects and materials, even car parts. So, beside the normal canvas, he is motivated to paint because he sees an image or template within such a piece — he paints on and thus creates as the medium dictates.  Each piece Shoemaker does is unique, original and of a completely different look and style.

Shoemaker’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, and most recently at the esteemed Colin Fisher Gallery. And now his artwork can be seen at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery.


There will be an exciting Artists Reception Opening for Mandy Main, Cyrstofer Shoemaker, & Mark Heger at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, 68895 Perez Rd, Suite 7, Cathedral City, Ca (760) 534-5888 on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5:00pm-9:00pm.  Cyrstofer’s Artwork can also be seen on the Gallery’s website: