My vision focuses on the human element and uses portraiture as a medium to develop a narrative of individual. For this reason, most of my work have to do with the concept of self-discover: both in oneself (using mask, makeup and costumes) and others (relationships, separations and memories).
Therefore, my subjects often have something unpolished and teen. They go back looking for parts of themselves that have remained incomplete or they live a moment of loneliness with dramatic intensity. They struggle to be someone and sometimes compare themselves to others. Very often they feel victims of a certain hormonal euphoria and a little disappointment. They are wonderfully unstable people seeking to shape themselves. They become fragments where I explore my contradictions and my concerns.
For a long time, my work has focused on questioning masculinity. And I will continue to do so, because we still live in a society that upholds an obsolete concept of masculinity that is both ridiculous and destructive.
Elia Tomás artistic statement.