Exploring the contrasts between stillness and motion, external beauty and internal feelings, the artist Elisa Lafuente presents an online collection of delicate landscapes and seascapes.
In this online exhibition, Elisa Lafuente explores the constant interaction between quietness and movement within our emotions, memories, thoughts and other experiences that are constantly present in our existence. Her work predominently takes the form of landscapes and seascapes, mixing external images with internal emotions.
Most recently, her paintings are inspired by the landscapes of Northern England and Scotland, although the influence of her Mediterranean colours is still visible in her palette.The artist began painting as a child, copying her mother during scorching summers in Spain. Majoring in Law, she continued to paint, attending various Spanish art schools while maintaining her self-taught approach. At University she was submerged in zen meditation and after graduating, continued to study the mind in different ways through psychology and yoga. This interest is ever present in her paintings.
To paint is Elisa’s inner need to look for balance and harmony. within herself and her art. Her contrast between nature and emotion is a constant source of inspiration behind her work. “I try to paint the open space of being conscious, but although I remain caught within concepts, painting is my way of breaking free from that confusion, being conscious of what fills space without becoming it.” Elisa Lafuente.