A fascinating selection of paintings by Beatriz Elorza are the center of attention at Rafael Gallery in New York City. Titled “Blooming Emotions,” the show invites viewers to compare and contemplate two groups of the artist’s recent paintings.
On October 3, Rafael Gallery in New York City will open “Blooming Emotions,” featuring two bodies of work — one created in New York City and one in London — by Beatriz Elorza. According to the gallery, Elorza’s larger-than-life works present a wonderful conundrum, “walking a tightrope between abstract and representational art, with the latter serving as a point of entry, inviting us to a deeper exploration of the emotional content.”
Discussing her evolution and work, Elorza adds, “Growing up in Santander, I was surrounded by the beauty of the sea landscape, and came to realize that nature itself is all beauty. That’s why I found my inspiration in nature. Painting is an escape from my architectural background, where straight lines define boundaries and intrude upon free movement. My paintings talk about life, about freedom, the freedom I feel when I’m in front of my white canvas. Nature provides a vehicle for me to combine and express the dynamism and tensions of my unconscious. Each painting evolves in an unpredictable way — I follow my instincts and let the painting guide me through the whole process, trusting the marks my unconscious leaves through the brush on the canvas.”
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