AMexican plastic artist, Guillermo Aldaco is inspired by tranquility, music, a pleasant company or even a delicious coffee to create your works of art.
Follow the artist's interview to get to know him and learn some curiosities about his creation process and also a special painting technique known as Speed Painter which makes use of.
Guillermo, tell us a little about yourself ...
Rodeo Native, Durango, Mexico, profession, rural teacher, formei-me no Normal Rural J. Guadalupe Aguilera de Canatlan, Durango.
My artistic training started when I met my Master in Fine Arts Manuel Nava and I was amazed by his art, passionate love for art and painting was born and emerged from within me.
What kind of art do you like best?
I usually practice the oil on canvas technique, using the double message and the structure that gives a three-dimensional effect to the image. Recently, I integrated a new technique known as Speed Painter, which consists of painting an inverted portrait against the light in six minutes; accompanied by a rhythmic melody ending in unison.
These techniques have their own style in execution and results and that is what makes the difference in each artist.
Also chiaroscuro work, coffee-based watercolor and ink (edible).
Cite if you had artistic influences in your works and which artists?
I have great respect for every artist who proposes to do magic with a brush, pencil or chalk, my applause and admiration. But who I admire and my work reflects that are Vincent Van Gogh, Miguel Angel e Caravaggio.
Do you have a family member or acquaintance who is an artist?
My daughter Marbella, who just finished his BA in Visual Arts, has a great future in art. Her technique is oil on canvas and she prefers self-portrait in a magical and professional way, besides the use of other visual arts like sculpture, music and graphic design.
Living from art is possible?
If you live on art, as long as our work is original and worked with love, dedication and effort. Likewise, with greater breadth in its dissemination and promotion, the family of the work grows…
And there will always be someone in the world who wants a painting of you, the paintings themselves make their way, or close it.
Be constant and above all, do not abandon style and technique.
Ever thought about not acting with more art? can comment why?
Art is my passion, my lifestyle, my therapy and stress relief. Facilitates the expression of my feelings, opens my mind and massages my brain and nervous system. Is genius!!!!
What skills are needed today for the artist?
Without doubt, be creative, imaginative and do your job with love. With all your humanity. It's like making a child with very varied techniques and with the best materials.
What do you feel when you create or appreciate a work of art?
A Visual Artist love all your works, dedicate love, time, creativity and that makes it unique.
How not to love our work!
He is our son and is born in our imagination.
Your inspirations to create a work of art?
To make art I surround myself with tranquility, music, oxygen, pleasant company, a delicious coffee or a sip of tequila with lemon and salt.
Which art has impressed you the most so far?
All art is beautiful, especially the one that the Supreme Lord offers us through nature, a beautiful sunset causes us admiration.
This is how a beautiful painting impresses us, a beautiful melodic piece, a detailed sculpture, a perfect dance performance, the art is… The awakening of sensitivity and doing all the tasks of life perfectly. It is formative and educates our attitudes.
You must always be creating or creating only at certain times?
Good, I'm almost always creating, when a pencil or pen is at hand, I immediately sketch, inspiration has been painting, in dreams or like a spark in my mind.
The product of your work is unique or has a close or distant relationship to your previous work?
In General, the product is unique, the technique is the one that prevails in each work, it gets better with the task and the market. There are similarities, but the job is unique.
What are the challenges of art / artist in the current scenario?
The biggest challenge in my view is to stand out in this technological world where art and culture are not considered essential elements. Another is to keep the technique and create with freedom, loving your job, because there are times when the cosmos is not aligned so that you feel inspired.
Social networks have helped you to spread your work?
Affirmative, social networks have supported me in that sense, I avoid the invasion of labels with themes unrelated to my work to give them thematic exclusivity. Social media is very productive when directed correctly.
How plastic arts can contribute to education and culture?
Plastic arts contribute to the improvement of a country's education and culture because creativity is developed, the sensitivity, attachment to honesty and truth, love of work and commitment to the best results in all aspects.
Make us citizens with ethical and human principles and values.
Cities that invest in the arts have better citizens.
How you analyze the qualities of a work of art?
The quality of a work of art, in my personal opinion, is defined by your technique, composition, contrast definition, visual impact, implicit and technical message.
What are the criteria for stipulating the value of a work of art?
The criteria for evaluating a work of art that I consider are those that make it unique and known in the art world, a work with the characteristics mentioned above or with simple lines, can only be quoted with the impact and the message it leaves.
Talk about your projects today ...
Currently… Work every day with new works and project each brushstroke through the means of artistic dissemination, create, create and create… We open the gap through the Universe of Arts with Buana Lima and Marcos E. Ozan with exhibitions in the Caribbean and Italy. Similarly in my country, Mexico; We continue with exhibition projects at Galeria Yuri López Kullins on CDMX, Puebla and Spain.
God first and a few firm steps, everything will be alright.
What's your advice for those just starting out?
For those who are starting… Do not abandon, love the arts more and look for beautiful reasons to fall in love with this lifestyle. Offers a universe of satisfactions and makes the human being someone different and special, personally i feel blessed, art is my therapy and no one retires or retires from it… Wonderful!!!
If you want to leave a message ...
Express what you feel in the visual art of your choice, it is good to extract from the soul what it screams, don't trap her in your silent vault… art is the best way to let go and clean your home, your soul, your spirit…
About your exhibitions, have any comments regarding, feelings…
Each of my exhibitions there is something special, the galleries are not crowded but the public that attends the invitation is very select and special. In one day you can receive three or four people, but these people are potentialities in the human and artistic sense.
My exhibitions in:
- Rodeo, Canatlán and Durango;
- Mexico City;
- Oaxaca, Mexico;
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and;
- Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
They left me with different and very special emotions and experiences.
Could you comment on some artistic curiosity?
When I painted my first nude face to face, the model looked me in the eye and… I couldn't paint!!!
After looking at her and raising an eyebrow, she let me work… hahaha, it was fun.
How would you define your art in one line?
Mix of pictorial emotions in creation.
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* Thanks to Buana Lima, plastic artist advisor, for all the pertinent information the interview.