Expressing emotions through portraits. “I’m interested in finding new creative ways to represent people and their world inside.” Beautiful words from the Spanish artist Àngela Maria Sierra also known as Riso Chan.
The key to be a great artist is to have a great soul, and Sierra as it all.
All of her artwork is focused on emotions and the escape of reality.
The use of animals, plants or objects to overlay the portraits just to create the environment and state of emotion.
A way of reflection of narratives and worries that burn our artist out.
Like so many artists Riso Chan is her own model. The artist reveals before that painting herself is the best way to let it out and exposed what she feels. In some kind of way is a way of self-expression and therapy to let it go.
Is in Amsterdam that the artist decides to make a living. Her proximity with art came at a very young age since her mother was herself an artist. Riso Chan is an illustrator and creative teacher, founder of the art school Bloom Art House. Her work is mainly made with watercolour and procreate, which allows her to work digitally but keep a traditional handmade feel to the artwork.