Elena Gómez Toussaint







// Elena Gómez Toussaint studied fine arts in Mexico City and at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.

Her work has been exhibited in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland and Mexico.

Fluctuating between abstraction and representation, Elena uses drawing as a starting point. She describes drawing as “a way of looking into the world and expressing it through the mark, like a continuation of the gesture of the hand”. This results in very gestural paintings in which movement is key.

A recurring theme in her work is the concept of process. By working in layers, every stage of her process leaves a trace on her canvas; stains, brushstrokes and pencil marks remain visible through an interlacing of depths and transparencies, turning her abstract landscapes into a recording device, a space of memories.

Her two latest series, “Distressed Walls” and “Night Skies” were completed using this process.

Elena Gómez Toussaint was born in 1964 in Mexico City, where she currently lives and works.






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// Nació en la Ciudad de México el 17 de Agosto de 1964.

Estudió pintura y dibujo en la Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", y en "L''Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, Francia.

Ha participado en diversos talleres con Betsabé Romero, Alfonso Mena Pacheco, Gabriel Macotela, Carla Rippey, Magali Lara y Roberto Turnbull.

Con su obra ha participado en diversas exposiciones de pintura y grabado individuales y colectivas en México, Francia, Bélgica, Suiza e Irlanda.

Entre sus actividades artísticas se encuentran la creación de vestuario para la Obra de Teatro "Egmont" (Compañía Nacional de Teatro 2009), para la Obra de teatro "El jardín de los Cerezos" (Compañía Nacional de Teatro , Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México 2001) y para la Opera "Rigoletto" (Teatro del Bicentenario, León Guanajuato 2013, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México 2014)

Su obra ha sido seleccionada en las Bienales Diego Rivera (1994), Bienal de grabado José Guadalupe Posada (1995), Bienal de Monterrey Femsa (2001), Bienal Nacional Alfredo Zalce (2011).

Actualmente vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de México.