ABOUT

ABOUT

Lidimentos

Madrid, 1977.

Lidimentos
“Take your broken heart and make it into art”. (Carrie Fisher)

 

  I trained at Autonomous University of Madrid gaining BA (Hons) in History of Art. Before finishing my university studies, I met to the painter Mª Antonia Yanes who encouraged me to keep painting. Following my formal education and more courses I studied with the painter Nacho Ramírez, private lessons in his studio during 4 months. I also studied at the Carmen López-Nieto Studio during 6 months. my first oil painting (2011) was my last work there before moving to London.

 

  I’m mostly self-taught, when my mood says: “Come on! Take the brushes and paint!” and I’ve not stopped to paint since April 2015.

 

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As a child I used brush stroke with water against a cement wall to create my art pieces; the heat from the sun gave them a temporary life span.

 

Today, oil painting is the primary medium of my works. I like this technique because of the light, energy, and brightness of its colours, even when I try to soften the range in some paintings. I have a particular interest in humans’ ordinary social activities as it is a common theme in most of my paintings. The title of each painting reflects its meaning or story behind them. I am inspired by the photographs from my travels. They serve as a model that represents reprehensible or contradictory situations.

 

I paint portraits of ordinary people who represent attitudes or feelings that I admire and have an effect on my emotions. My paintings are not a hobby or just a job. They are an escape route to find calm and show my emotions and worries through scenes that represent and emphasise my most inner thoughts and experiences that I am very passionate about.