Gabriela Lavezzari is an abstract expressionist painter with national exposure in Argentina. Her acrylic paintings are a tribute to the cyclical and magical ritual of nature, which seeks to capture the dynamism and essence of each element present in the natural world. Her paintings are full of joy, anger, urgency, and freedom. We sat down with Gabriela Lavezzari to talk about her current projects, inspiration, and the start of her artistic career.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I think every child knows that they want to create, it is part of human nature. Unfortunately, the system conditions us to leave our dreams aside and to do serious things as adults. I belong to that group of maladjusted adults, who cannot live without a creative and playful world, it is vital for me to express my emotions through art, becoming aware of that was the first step to dedicate myself fully to art.
I started with sculpture, then switched to ceramics and finally, I ended up painting in large formats (I need to paint in large dimensions so that depth, rhythm, and chromatic harmony appear in my work, I consider it to be its language).
Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?
I am fascinated by African, Japanese, and Australian art above all. Artists that have inspired me and continue to do so are quite numerous. I love the work of Anselm Kiefer, Franz Kline, Gerhard Richter, Vincent Van Gogh, Tomie Ohtake, Jackson Pollock and many more!
Do you prefer to work alone or to collaborate with others?
I can create beautiful artworks together with other artists, with no problem, but in general, my inner and creative world needs solitude and silence to manifest itself. For me, painting is an intimate ritual, where my state of mind and spirit is key to capturing what I want on the canvas.
Can you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?
I am developing a new technique with my daughter Jazmin Levy, that involves painted photographs.
I’m also currently working on an Installation to present at an Art Biennal. Last but not least I am developing a technique with the seaweed that abounds in Mallorca, the island where I live. My grandmother was born there, as were my fishermen great-grandparents.
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t an artist?
I would be a dancer, maybe a jazz musician, or a botanist (one of those who go into the jungle to classify species of flowers and trees).
Have you found any other artists on SINGULART whose work you admire?
Several, it is really an honor to share the platform with artists of such artistic quality.
What advice would you give to young artists who are starting out?
Listen to your heart, follow your instinct and never forget to play in the process of creation. Art is a possibility to change paradigms, to break schemes. ART is always FREEDOM.