Name: Adriana Soares
Birthday: october 9th
University Studies: La Sapienza – Rome – Politic Sciences, Superior Institute of Photography – Rome
How would you define yourself as an artist? I believe that each one owns an identity further than his own name that really makes us being what we really are, separately from his name.
I’m what I realize, my eyes are closed when I see because I hear, I see and feel thanks to what I own as pure and true, my soul. Thus I’m an artist; Saint Francesco was affirming that who works with the hands, with the eyes and with heart is an artist…..my aim is telling what my soul see and feel.
Why art? How did you get involved with art? I think that Art is a path….I wound up on this way, may be because it was my destiny…the river needs water for being like it is.
What art do you most identify with? Due to that mine is continuously telling my story either with colors or photography and my poems. Almost there are experiences in my unconscious, that I put out through a suffering brainchild. All what I realize is an extraordinary event, as each time it happens I discover souvenirs that I had forgotten, they were buried in corners darkened by time or sentiments, by fear of longer feeling this acute pain; thus it could be flanked to metaphysical or surreal but they are true souvenirs, then my art is mine.
What does “being creative” mean to you? It is the luck giving expression and meaning to a story, giving chance to everybody finding his own end; thus it is a fable with an opened end, and everyone is always stimulated supplying his version and remaining astonished by himself.
What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative? Most time advices are personal, thus not fair for me even if I gladly listen to. I think that once I give voice to my thoughts, characterized by the strength I host inside, I’m the only one able finding the right colors or the emphasis being able to put in contact to this sensation that leads being who I am. And nobody can do it either than me.
What are you trying to communicate with your art? I tell, I come out from the loft of my souvenirs…looking for the light that can break non sense darkness; a romantic and deceived firefly.
What do you see as the strengths of your pieces, visually or conceptually? I’m my works, therefore complicated, inventive, suffering. Thus visually powerful and conceptually complex.
What themes do you pursue? All what is inspired to my life and to what I felt living.
What inspires you to work? My lived, my sensitivity, the restlessness I own in deep of my soul….the apprehension that shows me the right way for going on remaining who I am: leaving for staying
Book: Not titles but authors: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Clarice Lispector, Tolstoj, Fedor Dostoevskij, Murakami, the list goes on…
Movie: “Me Before You”: a movie of 2016 supervised by Thea Sharrock, “Big Fish”: a 2003 movie supervised by Tim Burton
Food: Pizza with ham and mushrooms.
Quote: “Sic transit gloria mundi”: “How ephemeral are facts of the world”
Would you like to tell us something about your background? After a long career as a Model, you have moved to Italy and you studied Photography at Istituto Superiore di Fotografia of Rome, where you also specialized in photo editing: how has this experience impacted on the way you currently produce your artworks? By the way, I sometimes I wonder if a certain kind of formal training could even stifle a young artist’s creativity… what’s your point?
Each one is the result of what he has seen and lived….living implies learning and assimilating experience, that comes up once creating. Thus, due to elaboration of the works is the emission of his own unconscious, all experiences contribute to the final result. Shouldn’t I have had my own way, I probably would not have created some works realized till now…..shouldn’t I be as I am I would not have reassessed my life in the way I’m able to create. What I realize today has real far origins and is the result of years of study and work. Training even whether important risks cutting off this unique and personal id, it could happen being influenced by the master…..therefore removing the purity of the artist. It is necessary being provided of a great ego for not being overpowered or influenced. Education has to be considered like a starting point, an experience and not like something being emulated, otherwise the artist does not feel himself being sufficiently capable.
Before starting to elaborate about your production, would you like to tell to our readers something about your process and set up for making your works? In particular, what technical aspects do you mainly focus on your work? And how much preparation and time do you put in before and during the process of creating a piece? What I have to affirm is that each work has got its own way, a long interior way, a combination of impressions, memories and emotions. I look for in my mind a predominant image that interlaces with other ones like dancing and searching a collocation. This process can go on for many days because it is spiritual and must be spontaneous. Then, I proceed by digitizing my thought, my sensations, my memories my frustrations….in my mind I know what I will obtain. It is a long work but once terminated I bring the result for printing and I personally control the all; it happens my works are printed many times. Once this fetus generated I carry it at home for giving a soul by offering colour, form, depth with such different more or less common materials. Finally, it takes more than a month of a continuing and daily work for each work till when I’ll feel the work breathing in autonomy.
Can we talk a bit about your process at the beginning of a project? How do you conceive of it? How do you build it in your mind before you start? It often happens that I wake up in the middle of the night and I paint or write.
What Role does the artist have in society? Art is the highest expression of human creativity and fantasy, act that allows exteriorizing the whole inner reality of the artist.
The creation of an artistic work, like Shelling was saying, we can assist at the fusion which is unique, of an unconscious phase, the one of inspiration, and a conscious one, the concrete achievement of the idea.
Therefore, Art maintains the role confirming human dignity as a way for immortality.
Do you suffer for your art? Prosecuting giving voice to what I feel, because fundamentally it is a universal sensation.
What do you think about the art community and market? I believe that everybody is more concentrated on own business without the capacity seeing what is important for the art, amazement and astonishment. What counts is shrewd art, the continuous exhuming already seen kind of arts. The true art should be endorsed by market, because art should belong to everybody, and how could it be remaining isolated between the walls of the artist’s studio?
What famous artists have influenced you, and how? With regard to painting I love Impressionism, Picasso, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalì, Man Ray…but also Tim Burton director.
What other interests do you have outside of art? All what leads me seeing, feeling, I look around and let be moved myself in the world, from its why…
How would your life change if you were no longer allowed to create art? You know the flower? Slowly it would warp loosing petals, freshness, color, vibration—it dried up…I could die for this.
some short questions now…
Colours: yellow, turquoise, violet
Describe your style: indescribable
“Define yourself”… Define your art: I’m what I create
Art Fairs / Museums: Louvre, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Cities: Londra, Parigi, New York, Roma… Rio de Janeiro
Artists: already answered
Music: almost omnivorous
Mobile App: Instagram and Facebook – www.adrianasoares.com
Who are the artist’s you admire the most? Already said.
What are your next projects? I achieved the first cycle entitled “Ways” with the partnership of Banca Generali. Indeed, as the result of a lucky meeting between Art and Finance, I was given the opportunity exposing 30 of my works at the Seat of Banca Generali, via Bissolati 76 in Rome, thanks to the tireless action of the promoter, the financial advisor Mrs Stefania Borrelli who allowed the fulfillment of this fundamental event. The exposure was entitled ” Ways” and started on the month of March, 2017 till the end of last September. Many events were organized during this time with an important media clamor. Also, has been organized an event which theme was the reading of twenty poems that I realized, read by a very known actor, Attorney Luigi Di Majo. The exposure also shows a painting that I realized, a portrait given to Master Andrea Morricone. Furthermore, a part of the exposure will remain at Banca Generali and the works permanently exhibited.
Soon arriving other projects related to my painting to my writing and poem too.
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