Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 41

Her style, she says was influenced by American POP-Art artists like Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg and Rothko. She really loved watching their art. When she was 16 years old, she visited one of their POP exhibits in Europe and knew immediately that she wanted to be an artist herself. For her, it was crystal clear at that point. Her father was also a big influence in her artistic life. According to Elisa, her father always loved painting but his parents would not let him go to art school, because at that time art was not considered a career - they told him that he could never support a family with art. But now, Elisa is living her dream. Fashion design, textile design, 3D design, artwork, interior design and bookmaking are Elisa’s specialties although in art school she specialized in fashion. After graduating with a Masters Degree in Textile design, she decided to start painting. Her love of textiles led her to teach hersself screen printing. Now most of her artwork consists of silkscreen prints. As can be observed in her work, Elisa loves colors. “I dream in colors,