Biography of Alba Escayo

Alba Escayo

Alba Escayo

Alba Escayo was born in Asturias, Spain, in 1981. Following several years in Italy, where she attended the​ National Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy, Escayo went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Complutensian University in Madrid, and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Belgrade, Serbia.

Currently based in Madrid, Escayo is a critically acclaimed contemporary artist whose expansive and compelling paintings and interdisciplinary works have garnered her international recognition, and are extensively represented in museums, galleries, and several permanent public and private collections. In addition to a frequent exhibitions the world over, with most recent solo and group exhibitions in Madrid, Singapore, the Balkans, France, and Portugal, Escayo maintains a highly engaged and collaborative artist practice which includes numerous  residencies and international projects.

Vibrant, masterful, and implicitly expressionistic, Alba Escayo’s paintings converge artistic ingenuity with new media principles in practice which is entirely contemporary. With reference to natural elements, oceanic-landscapes, and travel iconography, Escayo’s painterly collage work is a reinterpretation of the artists international travels— acting as both a signifier for contemporary re-engagement, and preservation of, the tradition of exploration place, afar and familiar.

Informed and inspired by the collective multi-culturalism observed during her travels, Escayo employs a similar hybridization of cultural and natural influence in her work, engaging an immersion of icons, colors, and environmental influence in her paintings.

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