cELIA sOTO

 Autodidact Oil Painter, Belgian and Spanish.

 

Inspired by the paintings of the 19th, 20th Century, she invents her own particular way of interpreting art, drawing inspiration in its colors, from Pop art and the use of contrasted chromatism.

She enhances the elements by researching and reproducing the colors which are truly present in nature. To achieve the desired effect, the painter uses pigments, binders and varnishes, creating new ranges of colors that satisfy her meticulous search for the vibrant ones observed in reality.

She's fascinated by water in all it's shapes, movements and reflections. Water, which often appears in her paintings and performances, almost wishing to flow from the canvas as if it were real.

Depending on life's events and feelings, her art expression varies from abstract, impressionist, surrealist to symbolic style. Sometimes painting on the beach, the process becomes a performance, sometimes in her studio, surroundings will influence her brush, although always managing to convey the vibrant colors she observes...

Her research into her genealogic tree, the repeating patterns, has led her to paint as a way of healing family traumas. In this case her work becomes more symbolic and as she calls it, Karmic.

She also practices "Yoni Painting", which consist in using her own menstrual blood in order to create: painting, performances... Women have been invisible for so many centuries having to hide their sexuality and menstruation ; shame has been a constant in their life. Celia Soto becomes part of the Feminist movement re-taking her right to exist, women's obvious space in society, as the equal of men, in order to achieve balance and harmony. As the Ying, Yang Symbol, masculine and feminine unified to create the perfection of life.

 

Through her use of the spatula, reliefs and blendings emerge, playing with the light and creating movements amplified by shadows. For this special reason, she prefers the oil painting technique.

Recently, she decided to paint a Limited Edition of thermic bottles as a response to the alarming situation of single-use plastic invasion around the globe.

The « Energy Art Bottles ». Each one is signed and has the mission to bring a special vibe to their owner.

By adding those Art Bottles and printed tote Bags to her creations, she becomes an ecology activist and her Seascapes become a call for environmental protection.

Her goal is to give water, the cycle of water and nature, the importance it should have to all of us.

 

She currently lives and works in Venice.

Next exhibition in Venice : Le Bistrot de Venise, 19 November 2020. 

©2020 CeliA Soto - BecauZe of the Fog 霧, all rights reserved.

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