Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury is a London born writer and artist, and co-owner of Bloom Gallery in Valencia, Spain. Her work is a symbolic interpretation of the body. Issues such as grief, mental illness, violence, and inequality inform her use of the corporeal as a representation of the emotional being. As well as an MFA in Painting, Elizabeth holds a MA in Celtic Studies, and her interest in comparative mythology forms an important part of her research methodology. She believes that a painting holds multiple narratives, interpretable through different viewpoints and experience. Her figures are deliberately fragmented and abstracted, faceless and often with gender ambiguous.
Mother and Origen are two connected series of work exploring the complex psycho and socio erotic relationships that women have with their own breasts. Their role in how women construct their own narratives of being - as sexual symbols, as mothers - and how this changes through time as they age. Deliberately small, the artist invites the viewer to closely examine the work; introspectively, mirroring women's' own scrutiny of their bodies, and the real and perceived scrutiny that they come under from family, peers and society.