Lot 162 - Elena Rivera-Montanes - Long Ago
Oil on gessoed paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Elena Rivera-Montanes (b.1998, Frimley) is a British painter based in London. Primarily exploring themes of time, loss, and observations of life, Rivera-Montanes depicts interior and domestic spaces that are often familiar to her. Constructed through a nostalgic colour palette, she stitches together memories, overlooked moments and personal history to tell stories. Although many of the paintings are devoid of figures, the work in fact conveys friends and family who inhabited these spaces, remembered through belongings, objects and their sentimental value.Evoking a familiarity most can respond to, the work floats between the past and present. With reference to photographs she has taken herself, or found in her family album, Rivera-Montanes collages these liminal spaces to form fragmented moments in time, which explore the ambivalence between the places and people she can remember and what has been forgotten. Through the process of painting these moments, she aims to mirror how we recall, blur and rewrite our memories.
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, UAL Wimbledon College of Arts
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Four-Folds, Lychee One Gallery, London
The Painted Room, GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Colour, Texture, Substance, No Name, Warbling, London
Only When This Cigarette Is Ended, Pictorum Gallery, London
The Angel in the House, Studio West Gallery, London
International Women’s Day, Art on a Postcard, Fitzrovia Gallery
The Prunella Clough Residency Prize (2020) UAL, Wimbledon College of Arts
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