Begoña Ceballos (1960)
was born in Barakaldo (Basque Country). She graduated in Political Sciences and Sociology
at the University of Deusto (Bilbao). She have carried out her artistic formation in
Madrid, where she lives and works.
Her work reveals us a commitment with the
mystery of human existence and, also, with a powerful and expressive will.
They are vital and energetic paintings,
which display a rich and generous world, marked by the continuous experimentation of the
She use shape and colour in order to
represent universal sensations, as an interpretation of human nature.
She transforms the canvas in the mirror
of the soul, like a mental hospital with caricatures inside, or a well plenty of vague
echoes. Her paintings are expressed from an impulsive look, even sometimes from a harsh
look, and appear as incomplete, suggestive, chaotic and worrying paintings. She looks for
provoking viewers reaction, in such way that they begin to speak because of her works.
Through quick and energetic brushstrokes,
her pictures liberate energy and show a robust solidity and a wild strength. The violent
tones passionately mix red and purple, green and blue colours. Her paintings are the
synthesis among represented images, psychic automation and colour. Only the quick
execution allows to retain and express which emerges from the being depth, and reflection
and intervention of the reason cannot changed their spontaneous genesis.
Their work could remember us the
primitive and wild art. But anyway, what she claims for the painting is instinctive and
quick expression, imagination, expressivity, spontaneity, and passion.