Elisa’s style is characterized by a striking use of color, acrylic paint and the technique of applying self-made screen prints on canvas. One can read her paintings as an “archeology” of layered shapes and patterns that represent her global heritage. Elisa Lejuez finds her inspiration in the symbolism of everyday life and incorporates images of these multicultural aspects and eclecticism in her work.
Elisa Lejuez graduated in Arts at the Post University of Fine Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands in 1995 and she got her Masters Degree in 1997. She currently lives in Aruba.
The momentum of the Caribbean Colorful Diversity will continue it's journey from the Miramar Cultural Center to S. Artspace Gallery Space 218, Art Basel at AQUA / Art Miami ...... Just as each Island is distinctive so is each of these masters. Each artist brings a unique style and blend to the collective....
S Artspace Gallery is proud to announce the works of Arubian artist ELISA LEJUEZ have been selected to be on view during the Caribbean-American Heritage month at The Miramar Cultural Center of Broward County Florida. "Caribbean Colorful Diversity", curated by Cuban born, Maria Napoles, includes six world renowned artists who form a synthesis of flavors from the Caribbean. This collective truly documents a composite rich in cultural history.
Camasha Cevieux, Assistant Director for the City of Miramar's department of Cultural Affairs, stated: "Not to be missed, this exhibition highlights the Caribbean art heritage which each island, shaped by waves of migration, has a distinctive cultural identity influenced by the European colonialists, African heritage, and the enduring legacies of the native Indian tribes" .