Laia Aqueros ( Almería, 1985) graduated in Fine Arts and Illustration. She studied between Granada, Brussels and Barcelona, where she lives since 2008. Her work embraces several disciplines such printmaking, illustration, pottery and audiovisual projects like videoclips and art concept for videogames. Awarded with the first Spanish National Award for Young Illustrators in 2012, her work has been published in books and magazines, and exhibited in galleries and institutions both nationally and internationally.
The graphic approach of my work feeds from classical iconography to generate a completely personal discourse, with Byzantine, Greco-Roman and Japanese reminiscences. My particular gender archaeology is narrated through mainly female or anthropomorphic figures, in mysterious and even cryptic ritual scenes. The aim of my work is to create a new symbolic discourse linked to my life experiences where the voice and visibility of women are the center of attention and reflection.