Chechu Álava Bio
Born: Piedras Blancas, Asturias, 1973
Álava received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Salamanca in 1995 and won the Erasmus scholarship to study at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She currently resides in Paris. After her stay in London in 1997 she began a kind of artist journal – made up of drawings, collages and photographs. Her personal way of working is focused on the eternal representation of what surrounds us and the search for identity through painting. This trail begins in her subconscious and is completed with visiting museums, the reinterpretation of genres such as portrait or landscape, literature of the nineteenth century and cinema. Her final work is shown through the representation of reality and the passionate love of pictorial language.