Olga Esther

Valencia / Spain

Just before the collapse of Franco's dictatorship, Spanish artist Olga Esther was born in Valencia. A short time after, she leaves the city with her parents, activists of the anti-fascist movement, and together the family moves to a remote farm. There the animal-loving only child grows up reading countless fantasy and science fiction books. During her art studies back in Valencia, Esther encountered feminist ideas for the first time, which since then have shaped her private and artistic life. The painter transfers these influences, which go back to her childhood, into her praxis. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Olga Esther

Just before the collapse of Franco’s dictatorship, Spanish artist Olga Esther was born in Valencia. A short time after, she leaves the city with her parents, activists of the anti-fascist movement, and together the family moves to a remote farm. There the animal-loving only child grows up reading countless fantasy and science fiction books. During her art studies back in Valencia, Esther encountered feminist ideas for the first time, which since then have shaped her private and artistic life. The painter transfers these influences, which go back to her childhood, into her praxis. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

Several scholarships, in the Czech Republic and Mexico led to a further deepening of Esther’s highly emotional and politically relevant art. After her return to Spain, and a longer period of experimentation and self-discovery, the artist settled again in Valencia for a while. There she worked tirelessly on her own style, thus also allowing the female protagonists of her paintings to develop further. Today, Esther lives and works again isolated in the Spanish mountains, where she surrounds herself with animal companions.

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