Five questions to Alba Escayo

Five questions to Alba Escayo

Born in Spain, Alba Escayo currently resides and works there, with a background in fine arts education spanning various countries. Actively exhibiting internationally and involved in cultural projects, her vibrant compositions invite viewers into a realm of dynamic expression and introspection.How did you get into art?

I've always had a deep connection with art ever since I was a child. It was always fun for me and just a way of tell things that way that words couldn't capture. Also I had support at home and art was always present in my childhood. As I grew older, this passion evolved into a commitment, leading me to pursue formal education in fine arts.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I guess what sets my work apart is the meticulous balance between chaos and harmony, creating a visual experience that invites viewers to delve into their own interpretations and emotions. My style is abstraction with dynamic use of colors and texture. I do abstraction that is often eclectic, incorporating elements of collage, calligraphy, and experimentation with a wide range of materials to create provoking compositions.How do you go about developing your work?

I usually start from a fleeting moment of beauty in nature, words from literature, or a profound emotion stirring within. From there, I immerse myself in experimentation, playing with different techniques, materials, and concepts until the pieces starts to take shape. It's a journey of exploration and discovery. I do work same concept or idea in series of pieces, so I explore wide possibilities. One story can be told in many ways.Who or what influences you?

My influences are very diverse. I´m a very curious person. Painters that I admire a lot could be Monet, Helen Frankenthaler, Wu Guanzhong … Nature, music, literature, and even personal experiences all leave their imprint on my creative process, enriching my work with layers of meaning and depth.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

Ah, the allure of the unknown! While I'm always exploring new avenues and pushing the boundaries of my artistic expression, I have some exciting projects in the pipeline that I can't wait to unveil. Some are collaborations with other artists and interdisciplinary projects that will take me far away home.Learn more about the artist: