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Traditional handmade collage, without digital intervention.
Rebeka Elizegi - Spain
Rebeka Elizegi is a collage artist, art director and graphic designer based in Spain. In parallel with her exhibitions, which have a more artistic and personal feel, her collages have also appeared on the covers of books and magazines, not to mention on albums and posters and as part of decorative projects. She has also published various illustrated books that are based on collage and she is autor of the books Collage Therapy and Collage by Women (spring 2019). Her work has been exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid, Los Angeles, and Berlin, and her illustrations have been featured in publications like Sample Magazine, Kolaj Magazine, BLNC Magazine, and many others.
The female figure occupies an important place in her work; she’s interested in observing the situation of women today, but she also want to shed light on groups of women who have made valuable contributions in the past, especially in the fields of culture and art, and on those who have remained in the shadows due to a patriarchal telling of the history of art. She’s also interested in other social issues, gender diversity, and people who feel and live beyond the established norms. She’s interested in things that are different, the alternative and queer. Images of bodies are also a constant in her work, with the body understood as a space that oppresses, that disorients and stigmatizes based on colour, age and gender, and that so often is a reason for subjugation. She try to liberate this space through her compositions.”
One thing that characterizes Rebeka’s work is that she generally sets her pieces on a rigid support, so that they become small three-dimensional paper and cardboard sculptures that are “‘floating’ next to the wall,” projecting a small shadow.