Lot 187 - Ela Menescal - Open Arms
Mixed Media, Collage and Printing on Hahnemühle 310g Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
The art of Ela Menescal serves as a playful platform that, in its narrative, seeks to bring together elements that are sometimes contradictory but that are tuned in new senses and directions.
Her work plays with the viewer’s memories of childhood through metaphors with pop culture icons and images from her own childhood memories, resulting in a unique approach, with a touch of humor and irreverence.
Ela Menescal is a Brazilian artist born on February 5, 1987, in Rio de Janeiro. She grew up in a musical and artistic environment; her own school notebooks were notably expressive and fun.
Her collage works began at first, as a way of disseminating fashion and style. From these compositions, Ela Menescal's desire to migrate to the field of art with an approach to contemporary issues. Her production expands at an intense, original and invariably creative pace.
The artist maintains lightness and poetry in her visual compositions, without leaving aside irony and criticism of current times. Her artworks are mostly inspired by music and movies. She held individual and group exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro. She participated in the SP–Arte fair in 2022 and in ArtRio fair in 2020 and 2022. Her artwork has been selected by the Royal Academy of Arts for the Summer Exhibition 2022.
She went to Law School and practiced Intellectual Property and Fashion Law bridging a gap between Law and Fashion. In 2017, she became a fashion stylist, graduating with international certification from IRCNY (Image Resource Center of New York). Since 2021, Ela has attended Creative Thinking lectures and courses ministered by Scottish Charles Watson who is an independent researcher living in Rio de Janeiro and investigates the creative process.
Exhibition ‘Day Dreaming’ (2019) - Galeria Martha Pagy Escritório de Arte, Rio de Janeiro
Exhibition ‘I See You’ (2020) - Galeria Martha Pagy Escritório de Arte, Rio de Janeiro Exhibition ‘Saravá’ (2022) - Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro
Exhibition ‘Summer Exhibition 2022’ (2022) - Royal Academy of Arts, London
ArtRio - Rio de Janeiro's International Art Festival (2020) - Galeria Martha Pagy Escritório de Arte
SP–Arte – São Paulo’s International Art Festival (2022) - Galeria Anita Schwartz
ArtRio - Rio de Janeiro's Internacional Art Festival (2022) - Galeria Anita Schwartz
2018 - 2021 Galeria Martha Pagy Escritório de Arte, Rio de Janeiro
2022 - Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro
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