Irene Baon (1984) graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and History of Art from the University of Madrid Complutense. From a young age she used art as a way of expressing herself and with time it became her profession. Under the tutelage of Gerard Pita, a recognized hyperrealist artist, Irene learnt the importance of observing detail. Once she acquired this technique her innovative and curious character took her to research some of the great contemporary artists and from there came her inspiration.
This is how the artist discovered the works of Jackson Pollock and became totally fascinated by the movement of abstract expressionism. With her already acquired experience she decided to create her own technique which she baptized “figurative drip painting”. A method in which through controlled movements, where the brush never touches the canvas the painting starts to take its form. The artistic bagaje of Irene is reflected perfectly in the final result of her work, seen close up its appears to be an abstract piece but as one steps back a realist figure emerges. Its two fold, where the artist can play at being chaotic through the explosion of colors and strokes but as we distance ourselves the absolute precision becomes clear and we witness the importance of her classic art training. The early detail learnt from her teacher, combined with her energetic and perfectionist character make the work of Irene Baon complete and done with absolute precision