As she preps a new solo show at De Boer Gallery this September, we wanted to take a look at one of our favorite painters from the last few years, Noelia Towers in today's A Portfolio. 

Noelia Towers (b. 1992) is a Chicago-based artist born and raised in Barcelona. Her subjects of choice display the power of intimacy while investigating the relationship between pleasure and pain, trust, and love with references to larger philosophical quandaries. Towers' laborious paintings are made in a realistic style. Her brush strokes are a combination of representational and light impasto, creating a quality that refers to the stark digital nature of casual contemporary snapshots. The resulting paintings are unsettling portraits that relate to the artist’s own unique perspective.