Elisenda Vila‚Äč


I have aways loved the sea. I suppose that is because I was born by the Mediterranean Sea, and I cannot imagine a summer without the salty water surrounding me. Magic places such as Menorca, Peniscola and La Costa Brava are part of my DNA now. I love swimming and diving. As a child I used to be transformed into a Mermaid every time I was diving, my tail was purple, blue and pink.
When I was studying Archaeology I learned Scuba Diving. And I loved it, entering this other world. Around 71% of our planet is covered by water, but we still don't know much of its life and systems. So colourful some times, so scary and gigantic others. When I am dawn there, diving, I can completely relax, forget about my every day life. I am in harmony.

This harmony is what inspired this series of paintings. In them I use a combination of abstract and gesture approach with a detailed and ancient oil painting techniques. I hope you enjoy the result as much as I do.

Natural World

In this series I use the colour and texture as in all of my paintings, but I centred the attention in people nude, and their relationship with themselves, their inner self, as well as in between them. Those paintings are by now just in small format, as it is an intimate exploration of human beings. 

London Olympic Ceremony 2012

During May 2014 I went to visit Ireland with my parents. It was wonderful, so green and full of natural life. We could see some gulls in Dublin, by the river, like the one on the left. The background represent the Liffey, at its pass through the city.

In our pass by the lovely town of Adare, an Heritage Town, we had our lunch in the park in front of the Tourist Centre. There a lot of crows gathered around us trying to get some breadcrumbs out of us. They were lovely and we ended up giving them our spare food. 

Fishes and sea creatures

On 2012 London lived one of their most celebrated events, hosting the XXX edition of the modern Olympic Games.

I was lucky enough to be there performing in the opening ceremony as an actress of the pandemonium bit. 
All the experiences that I lived during the rehearsals, the ceremony in itself and the olympic games times inspired this series of works.

Birds and sky creatures

The language of every community is their identity but, sometimes, it could be also an obstacle for the understandings of neighbours. In these occasions, there is nothing better than the Art, the universal language to communicate our desires, feelings and actions. Through my paintings draw the eyes to what we could considered bizarre, peculiar. The window is open to stop the glaze, and think, meditate. And with a simple look, we establish the prized communication between two people, two worlds, two minds, which are so different, and at the same time so similar.


Looking East