Collages by Begoña Pastoriza
My collage work was born from my experience as a drawer, photographer, and visual designer. In it, I have found a way to merge several of my artistic mediums. My professional work as web designer and my passion for art in general led me to dedicate my days almost entirely to the observation of the image in any of its forms, its analysis, and for the search of solutions.
Through the collage, I try to work on topics of my interest and personal concern. Some of these topics include science and the origin of species, cultural diversity, the empowerment of women and issues of denunciation or social concern such as racism, the violence and the use of arms, or psychological illnesses. I like to create some concern to the observer. For example, I make use of vibrant colors or distort the human or animal figure by not showing his face or other parts of his body, using this as a contrast to minimalist composition, sometimes sweet or quiet, with surrealist tints. I seek to create some concern to the observer so that he enjoys what he sees but also asks himself questions.
About the Artist
Begoña Pastoriza is a multidisciplinary artist based in La Coruña (Galicia), Spain who works as a UX / UI designer for nationally and internationally important companies like Inditex and the United Nations. Another of her passions is photography. She has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions at a national and international level.