INTERVIEW: AMELIA SAMPAO | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: AMELIA SAMPAO

Interviews | May 1, 2022 |

Amelia Sampaio 010
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

Interview Amelia Sampaio
Luca Curci talks with Amelia Sampaio during CONSCIOUSNESS, second appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and at Palazzo Bembo.

“I am a Brazilian artist, settled in Avignon since October 2020. I was born and raised in the working-class suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. In 2021, I got a Master of Arts from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Many of my works are created from elements associated by society with the feminine universe. Needles, thread, sewing, embroidery, flour, butter, eggs and water enter into the construction of my creations, raising questions about the role of women in this society.”

Amelia Sampaio 002
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Amelia Sampaio –
Art is a process, an action, an expression performed by human beings to evocate their intimate and/or plural thoughts and that aims to materialize, from a chosen practice, these intimate feelings.

LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
AS –
By entering the art history course at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. A universe of information and delight suddenly opened up to me, from prehistory to contemporary art. These were 4 years immersed in books, images, and real characters from a fascinating world, far from my reality in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. After my graduation, I joined collectives such as Espaço Experimental Rés-do-Chão, Agora Capacete, Bloco Bienal Vade-Retro Abacaxi, Creoles de Criação, among others which were very active during the first decade of the 21st century. In these Collective Spaces, an interesting exchange of contemporary practices existed. There were also study groups and presentations of contemporary works and artists. This coexistence with artists who already had an experimental background gave me the opportunity to create. These recognized artists were extremely generous, gave attention to my work and discussed it, and made it progress. They led me to my current artistic practice.

Amelia Sampaio 004
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
AS –
The world that each of us carries in our head could be considered a field full of inspiration. I like to observe the world, but also to observe myself! It takes a lot of work to have inspiration! Yes, inspiration is where the work is. At least mine…

LC – How is your creative process?
AS-
The creative process depends on the work. Nevertheless, a theme, a personal and/or collective experience can blossom into a new creation. For the artwork to exist, you must be connected to everything around you and ready to capture the smallest detail, in order to transform an idea into something real, hypothetically speaking.

Amelia Sampaio 005
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
AS –
The concept of Anima Mundi Consciousness 2022 is direct. Either you are aware, you act, you fight, you survive, or you don’t and you take refuge in a more or less imaginary world, resigned and dictated by the trials of life. The performance Suppliques that I presented is a way of raising awareness of the importance of Freedom. We all need to unite to fight for Freedom, even from small daily gestures.

Amelia Sampaio 001 1
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID Group can represent an opportunity for artists?
AS –
The ITSLIQUID GROUP is an opportunity for artists from the European and American continents. The ITSLIQUID Group very positively widens the perception of the work of the artist who participates in its exhibitions. It seems reasonable to hope that the spotlight of critics, gallery owners and art connoisseurs pay more attention to the artists exhibited by the ITSLIQUID GROUP.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
AS –
Yes of course! It was a wonderful and rewarding experience that took me to another level in my career and legitimized the path I have been following for 20 years.

Amelia Sampaio 006
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio
Amelia Sampaio 003
Image Courtesy of Amelia Sampaio

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


META SENSIBLE

Design | August 10, 2022

For the September 2022 edition, following two years surrounded by our own four walls, Maison&Objet Paris is inviting visitors to step inside the new kind of world we’ve all been dreaming of, echoing a deep-rooted need for meaning and emotion. A new El Dorado of creativty. Read more


RE-COMPOSING BY 369 ART GALLERY

Events | August 9, 2022

369 Art Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Re-Composing, held in Venice, at Palazzo Bembo, from July 13 to August 13, 2022. The opening will be on July 13, 2022 from 06:00PM to 10:00PM Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | August 9, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group Read more


SUBTERRANEAN

Art | August 8, 2022

Amos Rex’s Subterranean group exhibition explores how artists have depicted the worlds beneath our feet over the centuries, through four different themes. The extensive exhibition features more than 100 works by 62 artists. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!