My name is Noelia (or Noe), and I am a born and raised painter from Barcelona currently living in Chicago.
Since I was a little kid, I had an unsatiable urge to create. I was constantly drawing and painting in my room and I haven't stopped ever since. I took painting lessons for a couple of years when I was 6 years old, learning how to use different techniques. At age 15, I studied arts at Escola d'art Massana in Barcelona but when it comes to painting I am mainly self taught.
I create images that come from very deep experiences like my own chronic illness and my relationship with pain and pleasure, and how the two of them intersect with each other. Overall, my work is a way of healing from trauma by creating images that come from a dark place.
photo by Nedda Afsari