Irene Antich

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Irene Antich


Irene is a Costa Rican artist born in 1984. She graduated in graphic design before devoting herself fully to her training as an artist. Her first encounter with figurative painting was in an intensive workshop in Florence, where she discovered how much she wanted to dedicate herself to it. Later she completed her three years of academy in Barcelona and finished in 2020, in this city she currently lives and has her studio where she works on her paintings in addition to teaching drawing and painting classes. Parallel to this, Irene manages a project called Paint 2 Help through which she collaborates with animal shelters through painting. She has exhibited her work collectively in Costa Rica and various parts of Spain, where she was selected as a finalist in the international contest ModPortrait with which she exhibited at the Bantierra Palace in Zaragoza and at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona. She was also a semi-finalist in ARC Salon and Figurativas. These Achievements have motivated her to continue creating and have also made her realize the importance of continuing to learn. 

"I really enjoy painting from life, either in the studio or pleinair. For me, painting is alive and art helps me to express my own or collective emotions and feelings. I try to paint in an honest way, letting myself be carried away by intuition, the meaning of the painting will explain itself to me over time." 

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