Elías Peña Salvador
Elías Peña Salvador is a painter from Madrid based in London who graduated from the Rey Juan Carlos University and currently doing a Master's at the Royal College of Arts.
Utilising oil painting to explore the emotions surrounding human connection, Elías Peña Salvador’s work interrogates how those emotions relate to identity.
Salvador’s work examines painting’s ability to combine forms and ideas, making it a powerful catalyst for emotion and a means to represent complex feelings. Blurring the boundaries between figurative and abstract, harmony and chaos, intention and chance, it balances the ebb and flow of life and its subjectivities.
Salvador frequently returns to drawing to serve as the architectural bones of his work, seeking a freedom to apply paint in a less conscious way - ‘to reach the moment where the wave breaks to reveal what exists beyond the figurative’. He leaves this revelation open, an invitation for the viewer to interpret.
“Reality is in the painting, it is certainly not in the painting.”
Ease Georg Baselitz