A world-wide recognised Spanish painter

This artist, whose work goes beyond the limits of conventional painting, is a determined woman, of strong character. She defends a painting detached from the guidelines that mark the artistic market. Much of her work revolves around the feeling of women, after having suffered contempt or having been subjected to abuse.

She was born in Sariñena, Huesca, in 1961, of gypsy origin and with a very difficult childhood. With six years of age they took her to Barcelona. There she was living and begging in the streets of the city with her grandmother until she died. When she was eight years old, she was admitted to an orphanage, until she was twelve and was adopted by a rich family from Madrid.

She discovered her vocation by visiting the Prado Museum, inspired by the works of Velázquez, Rembrandt and Goya, later being her main artistic reference. When she was nineteen years old, she moved to Amsterdam, to study at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academy. With a very recognizable style and large canvases, using three basic colors, black, white and red, she builds a peculiar mixture of photorealistic portraits.

She currently lives and works in The Hague. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, in cities such as New York, Dubai, London, Paris, Singapore, etc. They say she is one of the most significant artists in the contemporary international artistic scene. She is …

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