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Born in Madrid in 1982, Eva Riol is a multidisciplinary artist accomplished as a painter, photographer and cultural manager.

His artistic journey began at the age of 10 with a portrait of his family. At 14, she began painting and developed her own style. In 2001, she studied visual arts and added photography to her artistic expression, merging the two disciplines in innovative ways throughout her career. In 2005, his work was selected for the medical competition at the Complutense University of Madrid, where it was exhibited in a group exhibition. She obtained her degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006 and then a master's degree in creative photography from the EFTI school in Madrid in 2007.

Eva has worked as an illustrator, art teacher, cultural manager and in marketing. However, it was his years spent in Mauritania, from 2012 to 2015, which marked a turning point in his artistic style. There she creates a unique approach, using photography as inspiration for her paintings, capturing the reality around her in an original way.

His favorite subject is women. His female portraits are inspired by meetings and discussions, captured by photography. From these encounters, she paints the stories and thoughts of these women. Eva is also part of a collective of women artists in Spain, Empoderarte, which allows her to participate in several exhibitions on the theme of women in cultural centers, libraries and museums in the Spanish provinces.

In 2012, she participated in a solo exhibition entitled "Women in Mauritania" at the National Museum of Mauritania, as well as in the exhibition "African Women" at the Zeinart gallery in Nouakchott. That same year his works were also exhibited at the Fine Arts Exhibition in Madrid at the "Círculo de Bellas Artes".

Returning to Madrid in 2016, Eva created the project "La Creacion De Eva", in which portraits tell the story of life and emotions.

In 2021, she illustrated the book “Resistencias”, Casasola publishing house, with 21 of her pictorial portraits of women from around the world who are involved in the fight for women's rights.

Rather than painting, Eva Riol stains her canvases to express emotions and stories that emerge in a captivating way.



Mbalax II dancers



Signed, titled, framed

Acrylic on canvas

93 x 93 cm

Unique piece

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