These excerpts of art critics articles have been published in several european newspapers ...

 

...A manifest liking for the South, with a certain longing for great moments spent under the sun. Straight lines evoke peace.

 

J.C. LEQUEUX.
VISION 82

 

Special technique and colors, well mastered by our artist, reveal her Spanish origins.

 

R.Malevez
SE COMPRENDRE, La Voix des Polyglottes.

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Sanjosé geometrizes her drawing. You will enjoy her "Paisanas canarias", with its stocky volumes fit in between baskets and the blue, ocher and white light of sea.

 

Jo DUSTIN.

 

Sanjosé's fresh and colourful paintings depict sunflowers, people, bustling markets, blue seas and fishermen.

 

Clare Thomson
The Bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

Catalan artist E.Sanjosé possesses a very peculiar style, which we could describe as "simple cubism", and a personal sense of color and technique.

 

V.A.
HALLO VILLAJOIOSA

 

E.Sanjosé expresses herself with a purity of geometric lines, which carry Hispanic sentimentality to confer an original consistence to her themes inspired by people: fishermen, markets in the sun, working peasants. A figurative work full of harmony and balance transcending the colors.

 

LA MEUSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.Sanjosé applies small elongated strokes to her figurative paintings, inspired by Hispanity. A slight geometrization of the drawing confers a peculiar charm to these bright evocations.

 

LE JOUR - LE COURRIER, Verviers

 

E.Sanjosé has been living in Belgium for several years and cheerfully blends two cultures, with a touch of nostalgia for her native Catalonia.


LE SOIR.

 

 

 

 

Space opens wide on the sea in E.Sanjosé's paintings. As an omnipresent background, the sea flows back from the anonymous faceless figures, whose aspect, subjectivity par excellence, vanishes behind the wide brim of a hat. The character thus universalized appears in the middle ground; it provides a transition between ocean and land, and what links it to the land shows on the foreground: very often a fishing net, or else a basket, in any case something useful for everyday life. The message in these paintings reaches the level of general truth through such a schematization.

 

Nelly Lecomte
LUXEMBURGER WORT

 

 

The Catalan artist, using a nearly pointillist technique, manages to soften the colors of her paintings so as to impregnate them with a color that only exists in the Caribbean, and reminds us of the best paintings of Gauguin's Tahitian period.

 

F. Tarradellas
EL SOL DE BÉLGICA

 

 

 

 

 

E.Sanjosé lives in Brussels. She was born in Catalonia, whose landscapes, craftsmen, fishermen and turquoise sea still haunt her paintings. A way to get to the essentials, like an underlying geometry that gives solidity and ground to the vibrato of color and light.

 

Jean Cimaise.
IDEART no 18, PARIS

 

 

 

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