Mentiradeloro (Esther Cuesta de la Mata, 1987) began her career as an illustrator and artist in 2010, sometime after finishing her degree in Plastic Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration. Her pictorial work is essentially autobiographical, being her main aim to capture her feelings, concerns and peculiar way of understanding and conceiving the world.
She has a special predilection for portraiture, and for nature, which leads her to develop works in which both worlds converge, creating what she calls «Human landscapes».
She has worked for different publishers, both national and international companies (she had the creative position in one of these companies for 5 years), she has illustrated several album covers and also accepted commissions from a city council.
In addition to developing her own universe and working as a tattoo artist, she is nowadays focusing more on the publishing sector and wants to enter the press and fashion sectors. On the other hand, she also considers inquiring into the advertising industry.
Focused almost 100% on traditional techniques, her working tools range from brushes to tattoo needles, including a wide range of materials. She is passionate about experimenting and investigating with techniques, what leads her to combine watercolor, colored pencils, pastel colors, graphite, india ink, and even tattoo ink in her works.
Penguin Random House, Promopress, Fanes Publishing, Clara Fuertes (Indie Author), Callaghan, Chillaz, Ziran Comunicación, Town hall of La Granja de San Ildefonso.
Awards and recognition
2021. IV edition of Contemporary Artistic Creation Scholarships
Finalist, Castilla y León Foundation
2016. One of the 100 Spanish illustrators you should know
Named by Notanotherfashionblog.es
2014. II International Illustration Contest
Finalist, held by the «Grupo Tinta Viva” institution
2010. “New Creators”, Product Design Category
Winner, held by Caja Segovia Foundation
2021 – “Human landscape”, Zaca Art Gallery, La Granja (Segovia), España.
2020 – “Error 404”, Casa Joven, Segovia, España.
2019 – “Error 404”, Municipal Market, La Granja (Segovia), España.
2018 – «Mujer y arte» – House of culture, La Granja (Segovia), España.
2018 – «Mujer y arte» (Collective exhibition) – House of culture, La Granja (Segovia), España.
2017 – “Error 404” – Intempesivos bookstore, Segovia, España.
2016 – Collective exhibition – Dabadaba, San Sebasián, España.
2016 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 7” – Cículo Saviñao, Lugo, España.
2015 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 6”- Ramacafé, Segovia, España.
2015 – Collective exhibition – La Salchichería, Salamanca, España.
2014 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 5” – Espacio Torrelodones, Madrid, España.
2014 – “Mostrando al mundo otros mundos” – Talent Lab, Barcelona, España.
2014 – Collective exhibition – Quintanar Palace, Segovia, España.
2014 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 4” – La Bodega del Barbero, Segovia, España.
2014 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 3” – The Suitcase, Madrid, España.
2014 – “Scraps of Soul Vol 2” – Casa Joven, Segovia, España.
2013 – “Scraps of Soul” – Mercado de la Albuera, Segovia, España.
2013 – “Mentiras de mujer” – Azabache restaurant, Segovia, España.
2012 – Collective exhibition – House of culture, La Granja (Segovia), España.
2007 – Collective exhibition – House of culture, La Granja (Segovia), España.