Oil on canvas
Zinnia, a botanical name for an artist of illustrious origins,
devotes her activities to nature and uses colors as if they
were musical scales.
Zinnia's botanical poetry has little to do with the classical
definition of landscapes or the traditions perpetrated by
Spanish garden painters.
Zinnia Clavo, whose pure blues and mauves, an illuminated
and vibrant combination in her compositions, could have
been referred to by Ramon Jiménez, who writes and
paints for "the immense minority".
Zinnia draws this genetic sensitivity from her father, Javier
Clavo, an integral artist, and sometimes underscores her
differences in her knowledge of the contemporary classics,
acquired during her work as philosophy and literature student.
During a stay in Krakow, where she studied the fine arts,
she established close collaboration with the Jagiellonski
University, and the Sztuk Piekny Academy of Krakow, where
her first group exhibitions were held.
Her paintings breathe light and music, her lines are like
a wing brushing over her canvas. In a Proust-like creative
process, she reinvents springtime bouquets breathing in
the first rays of light that flood the greenhouse, through
the garden window, sketching green and yellow spaces that
breathe their freshness. Each of Zinnia's canvases is flooded
with pure light, like the first mornings of the world. She
takes us on a journey through this captivating maze, so
that we can almost hear the colors sing.
Translated from the Spanish
Original text by Marino Gomez-Santos