Interview: Arturo Morin
Luca Curci talks with Arturo Morin during BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021, 3rd Edition, at Valid World Hall Gallery.
The Mexican painter Arturo Morin, born in Mexico City, studied the Bachelor of Architecture at the National Autonomous University of
Mexico and since 1980 to date, he has dedicated his time to the architecture and the plastic arts, this one in a self-taught way. The artist focuses his passion on painting and although he has also ventured into the worlds of sculpture and object art, it is definitely the expression of the figure through the management of colour, which distinguishes Arturo’s various works represent themes that range from every day even the unexpectedly imaginative and daring. The peculiar way with the one that the painter has managed to use his own techniques, nothing conventional, such as pastel, charcoal, acrylic enamels, oil, and acrylics on different materials such as paper, fabric, wood, and quarry. Arturo Morín’s painting can make us imagine new worlds or return to worlds already imagined, the figures so simple that they explode imagination, a clear demonstration of the artist’s skills, in addition to the fact that the impact they produce on the viewer is, sincerely, subtle and smart. Since 1982, Arturo has participated in more than 90 solo exhibitions and collectives, also auctions both in Mexico and abroad, (USA, Holland, Austria, Spain, Chile and Argentina Korea, Dubai among others). His work has been exhibited in different galleries, he has also been invited to participate in fine arts biennials in Mexico. To date, the Mexican painter has made more than 4,500 works of art originals using different materials and various techniques that have gone developing over the years. It is considered within the 100 most important living painters in Mexico, recognition was given by the Institute of Fine Arts.
LUCA CURCI – What are you currently working on?
ARTURO MORIN – I am making sculptures and works on fabric of medium format with different geometric and conceptual themes.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
AM – I studied architecture and that has marked me in my artistic work.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
AM – The power to be creative all the working time.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
AM – Most of all the city of Barcelona.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
AM – In my country, Mexico it is difficult because we don’t have the culture of art.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
AM – It seems to me that Itsliquid is increasing the possibilities of promoting art from everywhere in the world in Europe.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
AM – Yes of course it is a platform that facilitates the connection with other markets.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
AM – Continue on the road that has been traced.