Art for individual and collective healing
Art for nature
I was born in Barcelona in 1994. My parents decided to name me Raquel and despite I didn't use to be kin on it, now I use it proudly. As a curious fact, I actually have 2 surnames, and Blazquez is my 2nd one, the one that comes from my mother.
I always painted and created random things when I was a kid. I especially loved drawing women and portraits. Believe it or not, I was not only an artsy kid, but I also really enjoyed science. This lead me to study Veterinary Medicine when I grew up (I know, it sounds completely unrelated).
In my mid-twenties I started painting again, and this time, I finally started believing I was a creative person and an artist.
I have always been interested in psychology, philosophy, sociology, spirituality, and all that wonders about the human mind and the world we live in. I find it fascinating. For years I have practiced yoga, learnt about thoughts, dug into trauma, danced, laughed and cried, but… for me painting is the ultimate therapy, my ultimate passion. I am also connect with nature deeply and I am extremely concerned about climate change and the socio-economic systems in which we live in, and as many others, I want to see a change.
You can now understand what I do and why I do it. I love to represent human emotion and movement through portraits and human figures. I use colour as a carrier of these emotions, my own emotions, into the paintings. All my pieces are a way to convey healing to other people, especially focusing on empowering women. They are also my own lessons and my own healing path, as I learn through each one of them. Nature is another basic in my paintings, specially on those more abstract. Not only do I believe that through individual healing we can achieve collective healing and a better world for all humans on earth, but it’s the only way in which we can achieve this.
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