Dear friends and readers, unlike other materials where interview artists discovered by social networks or already know for his work, with this artist, very talented by the way, I was nominated by a renowned healer and well respected in the art world, Maria dos Anjos Oliveira, my friend which requested help.
“The paintings bring characters with hair, makeup and costumes that draw attention for innovation in ways, colors and textures. Figures enigmatic mix the abstract traits in a combination that unites the classic jovial. The artist, who has worked in the fashion world, He took all the baggage to create collections painted in acrylic.” - Fabiana Conde, curator at the Radisson RED Campinas.
Obs.: Comment collected on the internet which I fully agree:
The work of Lu Mourelle brings elements that refer to the executive times of the fashion market, time when the painter worked with the luxury and large international brands. "Lu Mourelle presents its 'Demoiselles' haughty, full of femininity, intense. In toasting with what they have more seductive: the look", Testa points out Ligia, declaring that the pictures of the artist reflect the influences of the different seasons that Lu Mourelle spent in Europe.
Know now a little more about this artist, this interview.
Where did you born? And what is your academic training?
I am from Campinas, Interior of São Paulo, but I spent very little time in the city later in life. I returned to the area two years ago. For a long time my houses alternated between Paris, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. First, due to the work of my parents and, After, because of my professional life. I graduated in Social Communication, majoring in Advertising; MBA in Marketing, area in which I worked most of the time in my corporate career, always related to the world in fashion.
How and when you give your first contact with the Arts?
I was very young. When he was three years old, My family moved to Paris and there my mother attended courses Fine Arts and painting. Under the circumstances, I accompanied her in class, getting collected in the corners of rooms, always watching and trying to emulate what was done. by habit, frequented each and every museum or gallery that crossed our path. Back to Brazil, my mother opened an art school where I continued having contact with the most diverse forms of artistic expression.
How did you find this gift?
Drawing and painting, for me, They have always been a fun. Something very personal and private. I made my scribbles to vent emotions, but kept them secret. The artist's house was my mother and I was too shy to do one up with work or something like that. As an adult, when I decided to turn in my professional life, art flourished, He invaded and took care of everything. I was in full Jardin des Tuileries, in Paris, when I decided to portray one of the park's sculptures. There, that moment, I decided to embrace the arts as a new profession.
What are your main influences?
It is undeniable that the fashion world is present in many of my works. I was never stylist, nor had this claim, but several times I see something like sketches in my figurative. Although many of them to merge with the abstract, It is a perception that is evident.
What materials do you use in your works?
I started with a mix of materials, I liked because of the effect of the matte latex mixture with the nuances and the brightness of acrylic enamels. Today I'm working more with acrylics. I use very spatulate, but not abandon the bristles never. My brushes and pens are always present.
What is your creative process itself? What inspires you?
Difficult to answer objectively, because almost everything is a source of inspiration. People, feelings, everyday scenes. aspirations, dreams. But perhaps the most concrete way to actually accomplish each work is through study and research, because for each of these feelings, these situations, I go out looking for sample images. I make sketches. A, two, ten, to get where I imagine is what we really want to portray. There begins the game… Inks, paints, layers and layers. It is pure experimentation and pleasure.
When you started effectively to produce or create your works?
professionally 2015, but before that had already participated in group exhibitions abroad. There were periods where I lived for some European countries to work and, in the free time, It was some free courses of painting. Because of them emerged exhibitions in Saint Remi de Provence and Vienna, but at that time thought it a great cheap. It was pure fun. Or dreamed of me professionalize. It was called “being in the right place at the right time”. Everything happened naturally. Today, I look back and think: "That luck and privilege my!”.
Art is an intellectual production exquisite, where emotions are embedded in the context of creation, but in art history, we see that many artists are derived from other, following technical and artistic movements through time, you own any model or influence of any artist? Who would be?
There are several personalities who influence me. much depends on the time of my life and I'm studying. As soon as I started, Catalan Manolo Valdés was the one who urged me over with its colorful and geometric shapes in the figurative. Also appreciated the distinctive and diffuse style Felice Sharp, the greatness of the works of Bobbie Burgers, Ekaterina Koroleva the illustrations and the perfect symbiosis of color Peter Pharoah. Currently, for example, I'm in love with watercolors, although little paint them (yet). Because of that, I am delighted with the works of Françoise de Felice and an artist of Campinas, Dimaz Restivo. All with sensational works. Hard to name names, are so many… Amo Yofukuro, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Nadiia Cherkasova, Anna Bocek, Egon Schiele… Are many… missing several. I was going to stay here until tomorrow citing artists I admire and entering somehow in my works.
What does art mean to you? If you were to summarize in a few words the meaning of Arts in your life…
Renaissance. rediscovery. Reset. reinvention.
Art brought up a Lu Mourelle enhanced, different, aware. The art imbued me with strength, energy, food and fuel for a new era. And this time is now. voila.
What techniques do you use to express their ideas, feelings and perceptions about the world? (Whether it is through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography… or uses several techniques in order to make a mix of different art forms).
Basically I express myself through painting, but already I ventured quite the photography branch, collages. I love all. And I intend to try other. I have plans to embark on the sculptures universe, world for which I am absolutely in love. I must confess until it was always my first art in terms of admiration. I'm fascinated by sculptures.
Every artist has his mentor, that person whom you mirrored that encouraged and inspired you to follow this career you, going ahead and taking your dreams the other expression levels, who this person is and how it introduced you in the art world?
Good, the first introduction was through the example of my mother. My father was also a voracious consumer of different artistic products. Thus, the house teemed art. My biggest supporter, friend and driving force is my husband, which is also a man linked to the arts. More recently, another artist friend, Adelmo the Avancini, He introduced me to cultural production, dealer and profound knowledge of the arts, Maria dos Anjos Oliveira. She will not let me alone one second. Are daily challenges in painting, Tips, advices, support and professional follow that until today had not received anyone. With her, I'm reaching places never before imagined and even the sky is the limit! We go where we propose, fight and deserve to be. I'm surrounded by great people and partners. absolute privilege. I have deep gratitude for this.
You have another activity beyond art? You give lessons, lectures, etc?
Not. Today I dedicate myself exclusively to art and to my development as a visual artist.
Its major national and international exhibitions and their awards?
- Galerie du Pharos, Saint-Rémi Provence, France, 2014 (Press Conference);
- Community College Urania, Vienna, Áustria, 2016 (Press Conference);
- Fnac - Campinas, São Paulo, out a nov 2017 (individual);
- Radisson Red, Campinas, São Paulo, ten 2017 a jan 2018 (individual);
- Bank of Uruguay, São Paulo, jan a mar 2018 (Press Conference);
- Paulista art space, São Paulo, jan a fev 2018 (Press Conference);
- Angels Art Gallery - Rio de Janeiro, sea in April 2018 (Press Conference).
- Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts - Lisbon, May 2018 (Press Conference);
- Galiart - Lisbon, May 2018 (Press Conference);
- Porto Art Gallery – Porto, May 2018 (Press Conference);
- Cultural fiddle - Campinas , jun / jul of 2018 (individual);
- Anjos Art Gallery – Rio de Janeiro, august 2018 (individual).
Featured International Hotel Group Carlson Residor - Radisson Red - World headquarters Gallery Mineapollis, Artist of the Month – January 2018 – Link: Redisson RED
Your plans for the future?
I constantly improve in my art. Study. Not only take her to the four corners of the world as can be in various countries and enjoy the forms of expression with all its diversity and beauty.
In your opinion what is the future of Brazilian art and its artists? (in the general context) and why so many artists are giving preference to show their work in international exhibitions despite high costs?
Unfortunately, We live in a troubled time, economically speaking. This directly affects various sectors and it is no different with the arts. In times of cuts, culture suffers the burden of sickle, mainly for not having the Brazilian people the ingrained habit of consumption in the broader sense of this conception. We are a very poor people in this direction. It seems obvious the artist seek to invest their time and money in places where both artistic and economic return is more likely. Countries where people are more used to consuming art so deserves our attention, for we must also survive. The fact that the art be very pleasurable (despite the inherent to his creative process pain), people in general, They forget that the artist has bills to pay and misjudge these holdings. It is purely a mathematical account. probabilities. To our sorrow, I believe that more and more national artists will be moving with their jobs for pure survival instinct. Much needs to be done to change this scenario and this starts in basic education. I do not believe to be right, on the contrary. Remember that the artistic disciplines are falling from the curriculum of the Brazilian basic education.
I have noticed that some traditional galleries are closing activities. Artists are giving preference to exhibit at Cultural Spaces. In your opinion what would be the cause?
costs, in most cases. The galleries charge high for exhibitions of artists, collective or individual. Sales are also not guaranteed. Already cultural spaces open tenders for occupancy, no charge for use and often offer prizes for participating works, etc, and such. Once again we return to talk about economic situation. It takes work and dedication to keep the wheel from spinning gear.
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