Evita Andújar was born in Spain in 1974. Her rich artistic training and studies began at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville and continued in Rome where she now lives and works. Andújar has clinched many prestigious awards and exhibited internationally including in London and Dubai. Her home town of Écija opened a major retrospective of her work in March 2020 in its Municipal Historical Museum, while in 2019 she held a solo show at Mantua’s House of Rigoletto museum. Her works are to be found in the permanent collections of Cosenza’s Diocesan Museum, Latina’s museum of contemporary art MADXI and the SAC Museum in Ortigia, as well as the Luciano Benetton Foundation.
Andújar’s bold style is eye-catching and absorbing; the acrylic on canvases radiate energy, light and colour. Her brash, tangible brush strokes convey the movement, depth and life of the figures within the scenes. On first impression, the works are almost abstract in appearance with large strokes, almost plains, of colour. Yet the observer is soon drawn in to engage with the subject and delve beyond the momentary into the soul of the scene.