Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Artist Interview: Marcela

What is your name: -mar-, it is anonymous for Marcela

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:
I graduated from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale, where you could actually not major in "art" as a photography student...So, the faculty created a commercial oriented major to suit my works and called it "editorial illustration". Today other students can ,and do, major in that field.

What is the style of your pieces: Textural, emotional, painterly, & musical

What is the medium in which you work: traditional and digital photography with mixed media

What started you on your path as an artist:
the need for self expression and also the images which were conjured through listening to music

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:
an outlet, and an insight into my subconsious. But that is just the tip of it. I hope to make it meaningful to others by providing an outlet for their own sentiments.That would be even more important to me.
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Paint, surrealistic paint styles and moving pictures.

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Thus far, I've only exhibited in nightclubs..hundreds of them...a few group gallery shows too. When I'm given a proper reception I promise to make it an entertaining spectacle. That is yet to come.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: If I'm the subject,then I might create art while covered in powder, paint, nails or any other available materials. But if I'm working with a model (which I prefer) then I've no idea what I'm ever wearing.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? The inability to fully delve into it, because of the need to make a living.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:
avocado on rye bread can be very addicting.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: I'm creating series' rather than individual works. The discipline does alter the style. I feel a new found attitude towards being an artist.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:
I'm particularly fond of the works of Kris Kuksi, and Viner.

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:
I was floored by a painting by Dominic Besner years ago, and the scultpures of the aforementioned Kris Kuksi.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:
I recently lost a companion of 19 years, my lhasa apso. He would growl at the commercial work and react calmly to the art. I miss his input.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:
nothing scheduled! stay tuned

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