Elijah Raventós Pujol

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Elijah Raventós Pujol

Aged 20

Barcelona Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Jordi Díaz Alama, Gerard Castellví, Christian Durán, Arthur Gain, Agustín Incicco, Alba Fabre Sacristán, Martín Barba

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  • Artworks

Edgar Allan Poe

Oil on canvas

41 x 27 cms (16 x 10 1/2 ins)

Self-Portrait

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 cms (15 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins)

Sara

Oil on Wood

50 x 40 cms (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)

Beethoven

Nitram Charcoal on Arches Paper

38 x 28 cms (14 3/4 x 11 ins)

Porcelain

Nitram Charcoal and White Chalk on Arches Paper

40 x 20 cms (15 1/2 x 7 3/4 ins)

Luigi

Pencil on Paper

56 x 25 cms (22 x 9 3/4 ins)

Elio's Death

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 cms (15 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins)

Celeste

Nitram Charcoal and White Chalk on Arches Paper

100 x 50 cms (39 1/4 x 19 1/2 ins)

Marta

Oil on canvas

97 x 50 cms (38 x 19 1/2 ins)

Stick-bug

Oil on canvas

80 x 40 cms (31 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins)

I need more time to improve my painting technique so it levels up to the quality I judge I already have at drawing. I must learn to paint a human figure with a excellent level and paint portraits as good as those of my director, so I'll do my final proyect with security and my art works without doubts. First of all I must learn the classical technique of painting, and then allow me to explore. This summer I'll do commissions and I'll start to search my voice, I also want to participate in all figurative contests I find. I aspire to be an appreciated artista, with a caracteristic style, so as to earn my living from my artwork, but at the beginning I want to be a teacher at some academy and at the same time do exhibitions, workshops and make catalogs.
I'm young, I want to grow up as an artist step by step with humility but force until to became in what means to me be an authentic artist. My goal is arrive a high technique level for explain with a correct lenguage the things I have to say. I went through rough life experiences, this made me decide to dedicate myself instead to Art to explain those experiences and heal myself in the process. I also write fiction stories with the intention of one day publish and I play classic piano. What I'm trying to say is that I am an artist and I don’t see myself as anything else.

My name is Elijah Raventós Pujol, and I'm from Barcelona.
I did Bachelor of Arts at Escolapies Llúria (2014-2016)
I started the academy in Oct of 2016 at the age of 17 years old.
Now I'm cursing my 3rd year in the academy and I need continue because I want to be a really good painter, I'm not comfortable at the stage I am.
I participate in 2 exhibitions: "Helado de Vainilla" in Axel Hotel Barcelona (11th April 2019)
"Misnoma: The Wild and The Tame" in Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona (1st-15th July 2019)
I participated in the Sant Jordi Contest during my bachelor and I won the drawing section and the writing section. I didn't participate in any other contest because I was an insecure person. Now I have enough portfolio and I'm sure I can participate and win contests.
Currently many students recognize me in the academy and ask me for recibe my critics. In my bachelor all people considerate me the best artist in the building, and my mark cut-off was 10/10.
When I was a child my artistic reference were Dalí and Van Gogh, and in Sitges -my town- the painter Manuel Blesa followed my progress. But now my references are Sorolla, Sargent, Golucho, Nicolás V Sánchez, Nick Alm, ARYZ, Richard Schmid and my teachers Jordi Díaz and Alba Fabre.