Interview: Alexis García Elsevyf
Luca Curci talks with Alexis García Elsevyf during BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021, 2nd Edition, at Valid World Hall Gallery.
“My name is Alexis García Elsevyf, architect, obtained from the Dominican Republic. I finished my architecture studies in the year of 2007 with outstanding grades. I been practicing in the area of architecture and construction since 2005 in various architectural and urban planning studios. I worked in several positions since my beginnings, as an intern to work as project manager of an architecture firm with international recognition in the area of tourism architecture, the project from its conceptualization stages to its supervision and completion. Among my responsibilities in the area of architecture is to have been in a load of several unique projects in which they have been modified by their avant-garde design and their interaction with respect to their enclave. Through the years, i became aware of the need in the knowledge of programs related to design that are complementary, when presenting a project, both in its conceptualization stage and in the visualization in its completed stage . So among my skills is the management of image creation, editing and manipulation programs, as well as modeling and rendering programs. As far as my skills and my knowledge acquired during my professional stage of more than 15 years, I can carry out a project from its initial stage until its completion. In addition, I know how to take advantage of my creative skills, to be able to experiment and get into other problems related to creativity. Involving me in the realization of scripts for short films and in the design of illustrations, advertising posters, as well as the brand design of private companies. So my ratio range of my creativity has encompass many ranges.”
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Alexis García Elsevyf – At the moment I am taking my work to a more organic level. Seeking to project elements that have always provided me with studies of light and shadow in the nature.
LC – What’s your background?
AGE – I am an architect by profession. But I have always been involved in the creation and conception of various visual projects.
LC – What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
AGE – I have always been inspired by characters like Leonardo da Vinci, Dali as well as Picasso. This being for me this last one of the main exponents of how an artist manages to evolve and touch each of the branches of the visual arts and be unique.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
AGE – Yes, it’s been changing through the years. It has been a quest for myself to try to evolve, to keep going forward. I always trying to connect with the nature when I approach my work.
LC – What is your creative process like?
AGE – I’m always searching for new technics that can help me.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
AGE – See a result that satisfy my eyes and my heart. For me that is really important.
LC- We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
AGE – It was created exclusively for the art fair.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
AGE – I didn’t have an idea about the context or the theme of the fair so my process was trying to create something cool.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
AGE – I didn’t really know it. So observing how the platform it’s been use to promote artists and show unique works for me is very relevant at the moment in the field of art.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
AGE – Yes, they really do.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
AGE – Yes, I enjoyed it very much.