The Heroine’s Journey of Elena Martin

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

My work’s a way of self expression. My existence would be meaningful without me creating. 

What is my idea of happiness?

Living the present moment. Without caring about the past or obsessing with the future.

What is my greatest fear?

Not having kids because I’ve never found the right moment to do it. 

I think I have so much to offer as a mother. 

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

My anxiety and being so obsessive with everything. 

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

There’s so many. I would feel ashamed if I forget to mention one.. so I’ll mention none. 

What is my greatest extravagance?

The way I accessorize. There’s no way I can go unnoticed. 

On what occasion would I lie?

It’s rare that I would do so, but If I had to… would be for saving someone that I love from suffering. 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The amount of pressure that I put on my shoulders. The seek of perfection sometimes it’s unbearable. Sometimes makes my art and myself lack on spontaneity. 

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Each time I get rid of all constraints and I flow with my creativity. 

If I could, what would I change about myself?

The fast I move between procrastinating and self punishment.  

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Being able to work with artists from other industries that I admire. 

Where would I most like to live?

In a peaceful place where I can have access to the forest but also to the beach. 

What is my most treasured possession?

My rings, bracelets, and gold chains.

What is my most marked characteristic?

My facial expressions.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I love the Gothic Quarter and Gràcia Neighborhood.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I do have so many… but when I want to eat like I do at home: Ñaño Bellaterra for sure. Food with Latino flavors will always be my comfort food.

What books influenced my life and how?

I’ve learned so much from Eugenio Carrutti and his way of conceiving life, through philosophy and astrology. 

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Tego Calderón & Don Omar. But the old ones. Because it reminds me to my childhood and brings me to a safe place. 

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Wow… to be honest I’m not into fiction. I don’t even watch movies that much. At least not the superheroes kind.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My mom and her survival history is pretty admirable. 

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Truman’s show

What role play stories in my life and work?

I think stories are essentials for an artist work. But I’m more into capturing human’s core feelings and values.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

I’m more a believer that even though you’re the main character… not everything depends on you. I think about life like a video game where you have the storyline set, but life sometimes gives you the chance to choose between path A, B or C. 

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Myself

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

I would love to have the chance of working with Editorial Planeta or Espasa es Poesia, to write my own book and not for collaborating with other artist’s projects like I did before. 

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2022?

Lita Cabellut 

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

I’m one of the artists on this year’s edition of FIA BCN and also I will exhibit at MOSS FOUNDATION Art Desk Show, Barcelona.

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

November, 4-5th at FIABCN, Museu Maritim, Barcelona

November 25th, BaseElements Urban Art Gallery, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

A life’s Mantra

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Ahyvin Bruno

Irene Pérez

How can you contact me?

In my website you have all of my contact information:

www.elemartin.art

But anyways, finding me at instagram is always the best choice because it’s the main platform I work with.

@ele.namartin

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