Elsa Caceres (born December 1st,1991) Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She decided to become an Artist when at the young age of 10, she started taking classes of Child’s Creativity for three years, later when she was 14 years old she decides to go to La Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales (ENAV) where she starts her studies in a professional way. In her last two years she was studying Architecture at the same time in La Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), when she already finished her studies at (ENAV) she got a full scholarship to study in Altos de Chavon School of Design and she decided to pause her Architecture studies, in her last year of studies at (ENAV) She was teaching drawing classes and after in various places to mention some of them: The Arawak Gallery Art Camp, Casa de Chavón and also private lessons to children and adults at her workplace.
In 2013 she graduated from fine arts and illustration in Altos De Chavon School Of Design then she went to New York for seven months to study English and Design at Parsons The New School for Design.
Currently she is on her seven semester of architecture in La Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU) and is also teaching painting classes at (ENAV). She has participated in many important group shows like the Bienal of Drawing where she got a distinction for her work.
For her she has been painting all her life without knowing.She was doing something that even when nobody could understand; it was like speaking without words ,”As a girl who has grown up with the necessity to express what I feel, I believe that being an Artist is one of the most sincere professions in the world, In my artistic journey I found that the most important thing is to believe in your work and vision”.
The majority of the pieces that I have produced in recent times they have been performed by response to the perception of the accumulation of history within the spaces and how the attitudes of the people involved in them. Finally and after what are we? A body? An object? Or simply there is something to represent us as individuals.
Through a variety of symbols and media attempt to define MAN as a result of the experiences that make up his being.
My inspiration comes from the anxiety of feeling that I was born at a wrong time period; After a series of responses that I received through my creative process, I have come to the hypothesis that I am rather a result of a story that has been formulated by me and by my environment. , I liked to see places where I have been, and try to feel something in that place that I believe has left an essence of the people. It is like being able to understand, for a moment, who the people are. I have been painting different spaces, rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, while trying to integrate my own vision to interpret what I feel in that space. Capturing the image of the way we have forgotten about the innocence inside of us. Even if sometimes we cannot recognize it.
I describe my work as the fictional reality of life; the footprint impregnated in our belongings, what we can’t see but feel. I firmly believe in the psychology of the spaces and in which more than our physical presence the spiritual remains.
Materially, I work with the fantasy of creating life, objects which in reality do not possess it, conflicts and relationships born of the human being from an old, elegant and sober perspective.