Anderson Contemporary in collaboration with The Villa America Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening on January 28, 2016, of Beatriz Elorza:
Breathing Color II, an exhibition and sale of mixed media on canvas abstractions. A Spanish artist currently living in London, 'Breathing Color II' is her second solo show in New York. Elorza is inspired by her surroundings and translates the energy and visual information of her daily 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. While her work always references landscape or spatial depth, she avoids the presence of a horizon line. Thus departing from classical conceptions of space, 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.
After working as an architect, Elorza began to study art in 2006 in Madrid, receiving instruction for five years from Guipuzcoa Leticia de Urbina. She continued her training at New York’s Art Students League, from 2011 to 2013, where her teachers were Frank O’Cain and Bruce Dorfman and Charles Hinman. She has had solo exhibitions in Madrid and Santander, Spain, and in New York. She has been included in group exhibitions in Spain, Russia, London, Tokyo and New York, she has shown her artwork at Wells Museum (Uk) and her work is in the collection of the Tsvetaev Museum, Moscow, Russia.
‘EXPECTATIONS’ Mixed Media on canvas 72”x60” inches