Painted life by Eva Armisén
Spanish artist Eva Armisén presents her works from the last two years in her solo exhibition “La vida pintada / Painted life,” her fourth solo show with the CMay Gallery.
In this series, Eva Armisén mixes drawings, oils and graphic work — different techniques and different approaches. From the sought-after simplicity of the drawings, a line emerges where tenderness and subtlety are the protagonists.
I am lucky enough to create a kind of a sensitive journal that I can return to whenever I want. When I paint something, I feel a certain tranquility. With the painting, I’ve frozen the moment, the emotion that I’m experiencing. What I am living will be eternal. That feeling of super power is what painting gives me. In my case, painting is intertwined with life. I cannot imagine one without the other.—Armisén in her own words
About the artist
The works of Eva Armisén have been exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs in Europe, Asia and the United States. The peculiarity of her work has led her to engage in collaborations in fields such as public facilities in Korea, Hong Kong or Los Angeles; advertising campaigns for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola or Samsung; and television and film or editorial projects.
As an illustrator, she has published children’s and poetry books and currently collaborates with the digital magazine Catorze.cat. In 2016, she collaborated in the candidacy of the Haenyeo (diving women of the island of Jeju) to Intangible Heritage of Humanity and in June of 2017 she illustrated the book Mom is a Haenyeo. In 2020 Armisén received the Fine Arts Prize awarded by Heraldo de Aragón in her hometown of Zaragoza.