Interview with Marizeth Baumgarten
Marizeth Baumgarten | Spain
A creator of emotions, who is carried away by inspiration, who uses surrealism to express creativity and provoke feelings and emotions, reactions, such as pleasure, fantasy, making the spectator dream, and use his imagination.
Making him think, reflect and participate in these emotions that transmit her work.
In her works the movement, the dynamics, a little romantic lyrical symbolism, real or unreal, are present, sometimes provocative and ambiguous.
Contemporary Art Station : Tell us about how you got started. When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
Arts marveled me since I could hold a pen. I was always thriving to create beauty through painting.
CAS : What is your process like, from initial idea to the creation of the piece? Do you usually develop the idea for a project before you find the "canvas", or vice versa?
It can be a gamble: sometimes the idea knocks in my door shouting for development, and stays with me for long journeys, while others I begin the path oft he project, and it reshapes itself at every step, never knowing what new wonder will it end at.
CAS : What do you love most about your creative process?
The freedom of creating through technique and materials.
CAS : What role does art and the artist play in the broader social conversation today?
The art is a door for inspiration and reivindication and the artist is the doorkeeper.
CAS : Name a few of your favourite artists and influences.
Dali is definitely the big name of Surrealism.
Colours and technique of Tiziano are always in my thoughts.
And I couldn’t live art without the creativity and anatomic precision of Leonardo Da Vinci.
CAS : What is the best advice you received as an artist?
Be yourself. Paint for yourself as much as for the world, and never ever sign a paint before you are sure it is what it was meant to be.
CAS : When did you discover your voice as an artist?
Did I? I began to sing when I was 7 and I’m still discovering my tones. Art is about discovery, so it is my voice in it.
CAS : What advice would you give to emerging artists trying to find their own?
Learn on the technique of the masters, but use them with your own soul, day to night, day after day, and then a bit more.
Thank you Marizeth!