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Štih Ejti

Ejti Stih was born in Slovenia in 1957 and she lives in Bolivia since 1981. She studied at Ljubljana Fine Arts School in Slovenia and received a Masters Degree at Krsto Herdusic Workshop in Zagreb, Croatia. She pursued further training in ceramic and drama workshops in Bolivia.In addition to her extensive list of works of art, she has illustrated for newspapers, magazines, and designed posters and wine labels. She teaches drawing and painting at visual art workshops in Santa Cruz. Since 1982, her work has been exhibited individually at important venues in Bolivia and abroad. Through her preferred media of acrylic on canvas, she recreates compositions where humour unravels social situations in Bolivian culture. Topics range from a snobbish upper classes within their restrictive circles, to a humorous image of corrupted officials with cynical smiles and sunglass-covered eyes. Stih has been able to produce a smile even on the most serious faces. The bright colours she uses enhance the vividness of her paintings and designs, which come not only from her desire to convey a vibrant appearance, but also from the colourful city where she lives and works – Santa Cruz – in the Amazon Basin of Bolivia.