BEATRIZ ELORZA

Beatriz Elorza has had Solo exhibitions in New York City, London, Madrid and her hometown of Santander. Her paintings have appeared in numerous group exhibitions in Spain, Russia, London, Tokyo and New York, including at The Royal Academy of Arts (London), The Wells Museum (Somerset, UK) and the Tsvetaev Museum, Moscow, where her work is the permanent collection. Her painting ‘Afternoon Shade’ was published for the select poster collection of The Royal Academy Shop.

After studying architecture in Madrid, Elorza received instruction for five years from Guipozcoan artist Leticia Ortiz De Urbina. Continuing in this direction, from 2011 to 2013 she studied with Frank O’Cain , Bruce Dorfman and Charles Hinman at The Art Students League in New York, where she received a Merit Scholarship as a Teaching Assistant. Beatriz Elorza lives and works in Turin, Italy.

The extant process is a real miracle to behold…Elorza demonstrated that rebirth of a fresh approach to the abstract expressionist genre that is injected with new life…” – Oscar Laluyan, Artefuse.

My work involves creating large-scale, abstract paintings that aim to convey my emotions through color and create a personal pictorial language.

My paintings evolve as part of a creative process that explores the balance between spontaneity and control at the same time, searching for a harmonic dialogue in the composition but leaving improvisational moves or gestural marks to shake some life into the painting. I create dialogues between different spatial planes and thereby allowing viewers to find their own visual path into this world and while each work holds a memory of space and time that belongs to me, it also presents itself as a generator of new spaces into the viewer’s mind, opening new interpretations’

Colour is a starting point for me, the fluid brush strokes talk about freedom, the freedom I feel when I’m front of my canvas. Within each painting, nature is a pretext for me to mine and express the dynamism and tensions of my unconscious self. My work is not about the floral subject, but about the blooming of emotions”

Elorza is inspired by her surroundings and translates the energy and visual information of her dairy life into her work using color as her personal language.
The color in Elorza’s work seems a spontaneous emission, as if she had transmitted her emotions directly onto canvas through the mere act of breathing. The viewer, in turn, is drawn into the vortexes of movement in

her images, yet they offer points of seductive languor along the way, in the presence of floral shapes opening outward, clouds that provide moments of rest, and other suggestive elements. At the same time, Elorza’s paintings feature a strong sense of depth, which derives from her knowledge of architecture—the field in which she began her career—and the importance to her of the landscape of her hometown of Santander, Spain. Departing from classical conceptions of space her work always references landscape or spatial depth, she creates dialogues between different spatial planes, allowing viewers to find their own road maps. Her use of color spots, drips, and splatters convey her “fearless and intuitive process” while making all of the elements in these imaginary worlds seem to be “alive.” Evoking Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting, and Spanish painterly traditions, Elorza’s canvases reference today’s sensory overload experienced with a rare unfiltered and raw openness.

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