Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
For Filmmaker and Photographer Andre de Nervaux, Andre has always found happiness in nostalgia; capturing the beauty in mundane moments before they pass by. We speak about the inspiration behind his recent film ‘Phosphenes’ – a letter to his younger self; his dreams and visions in film and how his art practice affects his well-being. Andre also shares some some advice to those looking to break into film.
Brittany Metka lets her intuition and inner wisdom guide her with her colourful abstract paintings. She embraces the process and feels the colours as she paints; viewing any "accidental" marks made, as a moment of collaboration between herself and the painting. Abstract art allows Brittany to connect to herself and feel present. Brittany shares her creative process and art rituals with us, and talks about how she manages feelings of anxiety and moments of waiting and wanting.
Sumit Singh intends to reach equilibrium with his abstract art pieces by creating art that connects us with the energies of the universe and evokes an ethereal, transcendent and healing effect. As a Bio Chemistry student, Sumit is fascinated by the nature of molecules and chemical reaction and likes to bring this experimentation to his work. We speak about his biggest learnings and his relationship with art and science.
For Italian Artist Antonella Prasse, her emotive paintings are an extension of herself. Through combining her love for poetry and painting, she breathes life into each of her canvases; exchanging energies so they can tell their own stories. Antonella works intuitively to find balance in her art, acting as a metaphor to how we as humans seek to achieve balance in our everyday lives. She shares her creative process and some of her biggest learnings.