Elena Marquez Bonny’s paintings are based on photographs that she takes of her everyday life and on her travels. She selects images that move her, and translates this feeling to canvas.
The work has a cinematographic quality, capturing still moments between the subjects and their physical surroundings. There is a tension that exists in each narrative, leaving the viewer to speculate about the relationships and moments surrounding the scenes.
Elena’s paintings are romantic and mysterious, rendered in vivid colors that provide a surreal and dreamy atmosphere. It is as if Elena is visually recreating the feeling of deja vu, manipulating and reconstructing her memories to revisit again and again.
Her soft but defined brushwork with saturated colors create a contemporary feel, which opens up the scene, making a simple quiet moment feel pertinent and everlasting.