Saatchi Yates

Elena Garrigolas

Born in 1998, Barcelona, Spain

Elena Garrigolas (b.1998) is a Catalonian born artist, currently living and working in Barcelona. Garrigolas's drawings revolve around the female form, a reflection of her own struggles with body image and societal expectations. Her self-portraits are especially powerful, as they reveal the unvarnished truth of her experiences. Growing up in a religious family and attending Catholic school, she grapples with the teachings and pressures that have shaped her perception of her own body. In a world increasingly detached from the act of drawing, Elena Garrigolas champions its significance as the foundation of all visual art forms. Her feminist surrealism explores motherhood, warped beauty and anthropomorphic portraiture.

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