ELISA ARROYO

Born 1978 in Madrid, Spain
Lives and works in Madrid

1997 -1999 / SUNY Purchase, New York

1999 – 2002 / B.A. Fine Arts at Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York. Fine Arts Award for Outstanding Merit in Printmaking

My work is one of precision, of laborious discipline, of slow patience, of rigorous attention, one could almost say, of obsession.

My process is both aleatory and (at the same time) ordered, creating a tension between these opposing dynamics. Long processes that multiply or divide into sub-processes.

Parting from a certain elemental motif, I develop variations and repetitions. Working in series of imagery, size and procedures, gives me a controlled freedom to play and investigate. My work aspires to appeal to primordial emotions upon the viewer, to create an intimate, pleasing aesthetic encounter.