Elena Peinado Nevado, trained as a photographer, has also for a few years achieved deep researches dealing with movement, dance, body, and breath, with dancer and choresophe Michel Raji. This study of the gesture, respiration and breath is at the origin of the series El Paisaje ConMovido (Moving landscape) and Ad Tardis Scere (twilight), of the photos taken during a dialogue between body and nature. Thanks to these two series the artist expresses the best part of her work based on a sensitive approach, an intimate experience of the landscape aiming at conveying very intense impressions that disturb the viewer.
In the silence of the forests Elena Peinado is trying to catch the transience of the moment and the sensations felt, the deep, strange and shattering bond that connects man to nature.

Mixing spontaneity and technical experimentation, the artist uses her camera like a paintbrush, to make the rustle of the landscape loom up in the exhibition space.
Blaze of the light on the leaves, white tree trunks huddled against one another, the forest blazing in the sunset, golden gaps in the trees at nightfall, the tops of pine swayed by the wind, her photos with notes of romanticism exalt the natural elements and the instability of everything in this world.
The eye loses itself in the fluid rhythmic movements, slow or quick, imprinted at the surface of these pictures achieved in a direct manner, always giving a part to expressivity and at the same time a part to Chance while the strength of Nature mixes with twinkling and changing reflections, the play on atmospheres and colours.
Very often close to abstraction, the photographer evokes paintings, thanks t luminous touches and coloured harmonies that could have escaped from a Pond of Nymphets by Claude Monet, or deep and velvet blacks from classical painters, almost evoking drawing and engraving, when colour gives way to a play on sepia lines.

Midway between representation and disappearance, between dream and reality, the vibrant and blurred photographs by Elena Peinado reveal the flowing of time and the transitory aspect of things like today’s vanities, poetically showing the ephemeral beauty of life.

Erika Breton
Art historian specialized in contemporary art