In this video I chat with Carlos, a dear friend who is a musician, designer and artist that has taught me a lot from over the years.
Illustrated reflections on art and life, art exhibitions, and other events.
I am a feminist, does that make my art feminist by default? If my artwork is specifically feminist, is it still art or does it become propaganda?
Showing my work in progress on the 30th of June 2018 in Hammersmith, London.
Squares roll worse than circles, but they build better walls. Sometimes we need a wall and sometimes a wheel. Both are important.
We can move mountains when others believe in us. That is why we need to get rid of bad leaders, because just by being there they make us all a bit worse.
Colour is a powerful communication tool, and the first thing we register when we look around. Recognising the language of colour is a key to survival.
Sometimes I think the fact that we call ourselves Homo sapiens shows how stupid we can be. It is not a description, but could be an inspiration.
Men are considered more important than women. And many physical, mental and spiritual diseases originate in this dismissal of the feminine.
To get people to reject an idea by suggesting that the same idea is shared by groups that they despise is an established propaganda technique.
The fascination for naked bodies and sexual organs seems normal and healthy to me. It is after all the manifestation of one of our most potent instincts.
Is the increase in hairless surface inversely proportional to the loss of civil liberties that we have been suffering during the last thirty years?
If the public feels that by encouraging feminist art it participates in something important for humanity, funding it won’t be a problem.
Having one’s own criteria, listening to oneself, respecting one’s instincts, and reaching one’s own conclusions is not encouraged.
After dancing all the pores are open and I can access places vetoed to a tense mind. Creation flows, experimental and playful.
Smith wasn’t interested in how things were, but in how they should be. He attacked greed and defended moderation, decency and justice.
It is very dangerous not to critizise. Artistic creation is born out of the tension and disagreement between what is and what is thought should be.
Art is always political. It exists within a context and uses elements that have a historical, political and social dimension.
I discarded sublimation as a method of printing on fabric until somebody has picked up all those plastic bags that float on our seas.
Most artists through history have produced art that has been homogenous, conformist and compliant.