Interview with Corinne Garèse


Corinne Garèse | France

The axis of my work is to find the consistency between the world of the past and that of today.
I want my art to bring happiness.
It does not look to provoke or collide with the public, but rather to astonish and surprise them, as they rediscover forgotten themes and link our painful history to those of glory.

Garden in Lombardy

Garden in Lombardy

Contemporary Art Station: Tell us about how you got started. When did you know you wanted to be an artist?

I discovered the magie of painting when I was a little girl.
At home the painting of my great grandmother, decorated the walls.
I wanted to make the pleasure I felt.

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?

I develop the idea for a project before.
The project is built and evolves during it realization.

CAS: What do you love most about your creative process?

The final result when the work done brings pleasure.

Escape

Escape

CAS: What role does art and the artist play in the broader social conversation today?

Today the role of art is to stimulate reflection on the contemporary world.

CAS: Name a few of your favourite artists and influences.

I love the Post Impressionists and the first masters of abstraction.

CAS: What is the best advice you received as an artist?

Trust my technique.

Transhumance of bison

Transhumance of bison

CAS: When did you discover your voice as an artist? 

When I realized that my work could be appreciated and when art professionals told they wanted to work with me.

CAS: What advice would you give to emerging artists trying to find their own? 

Do not be impatient. Do not stop until you are completely satisfied.

Thank you Corinne!

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