Elisabeth López Saiz was born in 1988 in Sabadell (Barcelona). Her passion for art started upon a visit to The Escorial Museum in Madrid when she was just 9.
In 2011, she graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, where she specialized in painting. A few years later, she was awarded a MA in art Therapy from Metafora Studio Arts Programs (Barcelona). This training shifted the way Elisabeth understood art: she started to focus on the creative process rather than the outcome. Her experience as an Art Therapist was extremely enriching, and it provided an opportunity to learn to face, deal and overcome difficulties in her own life.
Elisabeth took her first steps as a professional artist in 2017 in Rome, with an exhibition at the Muefart Gallery. She also had the privilege of displaying her very own creations at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell (Barcelona). Later on, Elisabeth started a tour exhibiting her paintings in Paris (2018, Galerie Thuillier), Barcelona (2018, Castell de Montesquiu), Cuenca (2018, Sala Iberia), Granada and Ourense.
In 2018, the artist move to London, where she keeps developing and cultivating her own creative technique. She exhibited at the Espacio Gallery and received the Phil Award Prize in The Art Fair Day.
Elisabeth has participated in several art fairs and she promotes her art internationally, in cities such as Venezia (2020, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello), Madrid (2020, El Silo de la Hortaleza) and Santiago de Compostela .
The essence of her paintings lies in Elisabeth’s ability to express emotions through an unprecedent symbolism. She invites the viewer’s eye to create their own story for each of her artworks.
Influenced by metaphysical painting and surrealism, sometimes the background and a figure converge in the same plane through a line, which acts as a common thread between the story it represents and the story that the viewer may interpret.
Elisabeth works in a surreal style in which reality is flooded with mystery treats. Looking for a balance between cold and warm colours, it is in this harmony created by light and saturation where the magic of her painting resides.