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An interview with Gabriela Lago

Describe your art in three words?

Magical Realism Portraits

 

What does your work process look like?

I create an image in my head of what I want to tell you about in my oil paintings on canvas. Then I reinforce the feeling by listening to different types of music but mostly music inspired by mantra, meditation, relaxation, nature. Then I enter a zone where I lose time and space.

What inspires you?

Has always had a strong attraction to nature and its endless beauty. All magical creatures in nature inspire me and I shape them like human beings in my paintings.

What pictures do you have around you where you work?

I need calm energy around me to find the right feeling. I also like to meditate before or listen to meditative music. I love flowers and plants which I surround myself with when I paint.

What other artist has been important to you?

I have so many painters which have been important for me in different stages in my life, for example, John William Godwards, William Adolph Bouguereau, Salvador Dali men också värda att nämna är Victor Nizoutrev, Rob Gonsalves och Annie Stegg Gerard.

 

What work of art do you wish you had made yourself?

There are so many amazing painters and artwork but have never actually thought or asked me that question.

 

What is art for?

Art is the ability to translate into materials, an idea, an inspiration, a feeling and that applies to all the expressions that human beings have within reach. Creativity is a spiritual medium that all human beings have to enrich their lives, therefore art is a spiritual gift that we all have. 

 

Through Art, you get to know yourself, and Art can be something as simple as being enchanted by its beauty, humor, or having the chance to step into a world you would not otherwise have access to.

Art acts as medicine for the mind and body.

 

What is art not for?

Have not thought about this issue, so I leave it to others to think about.

 

What action would promote art?

Place more art in its broader concept in school environments and municipal institutions.

Life is often stressful and demanding and human beings must regain the ability to appreciate the beauty of crafts and art. Therefore, it would also be desirable if more time could be spent on scheduling in schools so that students learn to appreciate the benefits and beauty of art from an early age. Would like each individual to have more time for creative pursuits in the theme of art to get a balance in the demanding information society of our time. 

Through Art, you get to know yourself and Art can also be something as simple as being enchanted by its beauty, humor, or having the chance to step into a world you would not otherwise have access to.