Elisa Salas

CALLIGRAM OF PABLO NERUDA’S 15TH POEM

173 x 153 cm
Archival mixed media on canvas
2017

Elisa Salas is a Mexican artistknown for developing a unique calligram art proposal in the XXIth Century, inspired by the damned french poets and its dream to liberate words from the books. She creates images out of text by varying the saturation of words to narrate the shadows and highlights. 

She has collaborated with brands such as Montblanc, Kipling and Mexicráneos and has exhibited her art in places of international interest such as the Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles together with Frank Warren and his Post Secret project; the New York Poetry Festival 2017; at Wynwood Miami during Art Basel 2016; La Fábrica de la Aurora in San Miguel de Allende, San José del Cabo District of Art, and cities such as Monterrey, La Paz and Oaxaca.

The poet also exhibited some of her work in Washington D.C. after winning a contest on the subject of art and disability. A sensitive human being as she is, she was recognized by The United Nations and The Human Rights Commission for boosting the change of Mexico's electoral manual in order to include and to respect the right to vote of people with disabilities.

Her academic background mainly consists of Sculpture studies in Carrara, Italy, oil painting in New York, and a diploma in the relationship between art and science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2017, she was cited by a journalist as the most important developer of the calligram in Mexico. At her young age, her work has already been presented in Museums such as The National Museum MUNAL for No Name Art Fair annual exhibition, Franz Mayer Museum, Museum of Pedro Infante, The Museum of Women in Mexico, Philatelic Museum of Mexico's Postal Palace, and The Museum of Tequila and Mezcal in Garibaldi.

If you want more information about the artist visit: Elisa Salas's website

I STAYED FOR MY DEATH BUT NOT FOR HIS LIFE

100 x 70 cm. 
Mixed media on aluminium 
2015

 

LADY OF THE DEATH CATRINA WITH FLOWER CROWN

90 x 70 cm. 
Intervened Archival mixed media on canvas 
2016