March 16, 2019

Higinia Garay, the Basque artist you should know

Enjoy a illustration exhibition with an invitation to reflect until May 15 at Azkuna Zentroa

The artist Higinia Garay will be working on the façade of Arrequibar from March until May, proposing ’a second look’ at everything around us.

Images move so quickly nowadays that we do not even have time to think about them, or a chance to given them a second look. In this society, where images are first and foremost a narrative of reality, being aware of their powers of representation is not only a vital but also a combative act, she says.

Higinia Garay (Higi Vandis) is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Bilbao, where she has had her own studio since 2013 specialising in social and feminist issues. She studied Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country and completed a master’s degree in graphic design for magazines at the European Institute of Design in Madrid, while also working as a designer at the MKL design studio. The artist works on different media such as posters, documentary covers and record covers. To create her designs she works mainly with Chinese ink and watercolours, as well as other techniques.