Lot 162 - Elena Rivera-Montanes - Long Ago
Lot 162 - Elena Rivera-Montanes - Long Ago

Lot 162 - Elena Rivera-Montanes - Long Ago

Oil on gessoed paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

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. 

Education 

2017-2020 

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, UAL Wimbledon College of Arts 

2016-2017 

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

2024

Four-Folds, Lychee One Gallery, London
2023

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

2021

The Prunella Clough Residency Prize (2020) UAL, Wimbledon College of Arts 

 

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