Celestial Creatures 2021
- About the artworkMixed media incl oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm y 2021
Eva Navarro (ES ’67)
By the artist: Figures in my paintings represent what is really important to me. The elusive, the emotions, the time passing by. Our values, beliefs, hopes, perceptions, expectations and learnings, living day to day life.
Figuren in mijn schilderijen vertegenwoordigen wat echt belangrijk voor me is. Het ngrijpbare, de emoties, de tijd die voorbijgaat. Onze waarden, overtuigingen, ercepties, verwachtingen en lessen in het dagdagelijks leven.
The celebration of life is central to every painting by Eva Navarro. The pleasure of allpeople that can be the joy of every person. Always placed in backgrounds that are as abstract as they are recognizable. Cheerful, colorful and, above all, very attractive.
Het feest van het leven staat centraal in elk schilderij van Eva Navarro. Het plezier van mensen dat de vreugde van ieder mens kan zijn. Steeds geplaats in achtergronden die even abstract als herkenbaar zijn. Opgewekt, fleurig en vooral zeer aantrekkelijk.
- About the artist
I am a Spanish painter and live and work in Madrid. I studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Where I really learned to paint was at an Art Academy called Artaquio. There I spent many afternoons. Painting quickly became a passion in my life.
At the beginning of my career, I mainly painted landscapes but, little by little, characters started sneaking onto the canvasses. The human figure slowly became more and more important, until the day I decided to get rid of the landscapes and make the human figure the protagonist of my paintings.
My anonymous characters are only a means to express what really matters to me, which is the intangible, the emotions, the time that vanishes, our existential doubts and worries of everyday life.
My models are real people whose paths cross mine. When I travel – travelling is another great passion- I spend a lot of time taking thousands of photos of people from all over the world, and incorporate them into my particular world.
I feel very fortunate to be able to devote myself to painting. I love what I do and I focus on improving, researching, and learning everyday.