Victoria Ascanio is a Spanish artist who studied at the Ruskin College of Art in Oxford. She produces images of bathers: a traditional choice of subject matter since Titian, Michelangelo & Rembrandt. This subject was taken up again by Modern artists such as Seurat, Cezanne, Picasso & Matisse in order to develop stylistic innovations and express new attitudes toward the portrayal of the human form. Ascanio continues this innovation and is one of our few artists who explores the printmaking process known as collagraphy. This technique involves gluing a variety of textured materials to a cardboard or metal base before putting through the printing press, ensuring that an element of chance is included as well as the skilful manipulation of materials.