Àngela Maria Sierra, who works in as Riso Chan, investigates the human mind through unpretentiously layered foliage. “I generally envision that they are somebody’s soul, what we don’t see, our temperament,” Sierra says of the fragile botanical arrays that she overlays onto her subjects’ appearances and middles. Every portrait starts with an attention on texture and pattern as the artist paints bunches of twigs and leaves with watercolor.
She portrays her work as “a diary where I express moments or feelings that are significant for me during those days. It’s a method to give those feelings space and afterward let them go.”