Vanessa Sotillo Eléspuru (Lima-Peru, 1986), known as Vanessa Sotieles, is a self-taught multidisciplinary Peruvian artist who currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She has completed a Project Development and Curatorial Services course at Pagina en Blando, Photography School in Mexico City with the Cuban curator Juan Antonio Molina and the artist/researcher Bruno Bresani. (Mexico, 2020). She has a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences with a specialization in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Lima. (Lima, 2011) and a Diploma in Advertising Graphics from the Toulouse Lautrec Institute (Lima, 2007).
During the year 2020, she has attended different online workshops in Mexico and Spain to expand her creative process and be able to venture into different art fields. She has participated in group exhibitions in 2019 and 2020. In April 2021 she will hold her first solo exhibition call ¬®Constant Transformation¬® at Krealyx virtual gallery and in October 2021 at a group exhibition called ¬®Art Fusion¬® at The Art Passage in Sydney.
Her work is based in abstract art, what prevails is not the relationship of representation "image-world", but rather the relationship of expression "artist-image", using different media of expression such as painting, mixed media, photography and video-art.
My work is a pure and wild expression, no filters. It is a kind of cry, of liberation, since they are not subject to canons, laws or norms. Abstract art has taken me spiritually to the other side of myself, freely expressing the powers and possibilities of my being that were repressed by the image of myself that I had learned to show. My aim is to put art at the service of life, expanding my mind being the way to reach and understand my spiritual world.
Acrylic on Canvas
76.2 x 152.4
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About the Artwork
This piece reflects all the negative and positive emotions that I went through in 2020 during the pandemic. It also refers to all the internal battles that human beings go through in different situations of their lives and how within the chaos there is always a seeking of harmony to emerge and have a balanced life.
I feel that this piece manages to communicate many similar emotions that all people around the world have experienced during the pandemic and that many are still trying to understand and cope with. So, I feel that it is important to express what you feel in order to take care of your mental health and that it is okay not to feel good all the time.