"I paint so as not to get depressed, I look for recreate the sensations I feel underwater, as a way to reconstruct that place, sometimes of security and serenity, and others of vulnerability and loneliness.
I compose my images with few elements to provide visual rest: a few colors and one or two figures, which are often the same character and her reflection or alter ego.
I use photography as a starting point, most of the time images that I take myself.
Before I start painting I study the proportion of the subject and draw a grid that helps me to place the face on the canvas. I like to work with acrylic paint, specially because it dries fast and this makes that my brush strokes do not lose spontaneity."
Ana Patitú BIO
Ana Patitú was born in 1982, in Argentina. She is currently living in Barcelona.
She studied Graphic Design at the prestigious University of Buenos Aires (a benchmark for design in Latin America) where, after being a student, she taught Drawing and Typography. While she was working as a designer, she was taking painting classes with Gabriel Glaiman and mural painting classes with Georgina Ciotti.
In 2016 she moved to Barcelona and continues to work as a freelance designer. It is in 2018 after a deep depression caused by being uprooted that she decides to dedicate herself to art professionally.
Ana begins painting portraits as a way to get closer to her loved ones, who live in Argentina, and continues to explore the human figure as a vehicle for emotions, delving into the different states of mind that she has gone through.
These bodies with defined muscles inhabit aquatic environments, referring to the relationship that the artist establishes with swimming as a therapeutic element in her daily life.
Ana She has shown an individual exhibition at Casa Gracia, Barcelona, in 2019 and has participated in collective exhibitions at the Center Cívic Barceloneta, Valid World Hall and the Barradas Auditorium in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, as well as at the Esther Montoriol Gallery and in the Art For Life Chicago. Her work is also part of a good number of private collections in America, Europe and Australia.