Please present the artwork that you choose for the show.
This is the last work of my last series: Microcosmos, in which I try to do an analysis of time. Time translated into moments of life, in this particular case, a family meal. In my family, the act of getting together to eat goes beyond sitting down to share a meal; it is an act of love. It is a time to share experiences, disappointments, achievements and failures. It helps us remember good times, or to have discussions about a controversial topic, make plans, share laughs or give way to a comfortable silence. That silence is a rest, a cuddle where one feels safe for being what one is and for simply being part of something.
The interaction between people and what results from that sum of feelings, knowledge, and moments of the present that in a blink of an eye are already in the past have always been interesting to me. The records of those moments are usually images and sensations that in the end are memories.
However, my "abstract" thinking always tries to encode those traces, moments, seconds and memories.
What about the things we don't see?
How do preserve those moments?
Where is the place we most feel safe in?
What role do we each play in the dynamic of these moments?
Microcosmos It is about family, about our safe place. We all need a place to feel safe, to laugh, to cry, to be heard, to just be….
At first, I made an audio record of a family meal, the audio has 1hour05minutes. Then I analyse the audio and each character, there were 6 people sharing the meal and the conversation. I translated the audio to the canvas, creating a code, where each person has a colour when speaking. These abstract works refer to the feelings or objects involved in the feast
There are 26 works in this series, I'm showing part of the last 9 works, the final abstraction, made in cardboard, collage and acrylic, representing balance, movement and equilibrium. These final works reflect the apparent fragility of this world (the family) and the need to find a balance between all those feelings and emotions through a feminine point of view.
Do you have any certain plans for your artistic career? What are you dreaming to achieve as an artist?
I don't believe in long-term plans so I have a short-term plan for my career. Life is so unpredictable that if you plan it out step by step life will go on regardless of them. But I do believe in dreaming big, which is ok and fun.
But my mid-term plan is to keep creating and presenting my work, I want to dedicate more time to my "Xperimental Curator" platform (@thexperimentalcurator). This is something I create to talk about art and somehow teach or just inform people about art and the new ways of presenting it. I have a few texts ready to publish and ideas that I wrote but I need to organise myself and my time to properly publish them on social media. This is something I would like to work on more constantly and I have to coordinate myself and my priorities to do so. And of course, keep collaborating with other artists, teaching my young girls at the safe house and publishing my book of drawings made in 2021 during my studies at Berlin Art Institute would be perfect for mid-term plans!
Thanks for coming and being so open and sincere. I wish you all the best! Take care, Lu!