INTERVIEW: ELSA EGON | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: ELSA EGON

Interviews | September 21, 2020 |

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Interview: Elsa Egon
Luca Curci talks with Elsa Egon during Venice International Art Fair 2020 and FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Elsa Egon is the pseudonym of Stefania Marino. Born in Naples, Italy in 1981. After she graduated from the architect school of Federico II she moved to France in 2010. In parallel with her work in an architectural company, she took residency in an art center in Paris. Self-taught artist, she uses for her artworks different recovered materials, paper, concrete and gold leaf. After a first solo exhibition in Naples in 2008, she was a finalist of the 2017 award «44 ideas for viadellafucina16» by a committee of scientists. She was also a finalist for the Art Prize «CBM Premio Carlo Bonatto Minella Forme e materia dell’attesa», which led to an exhibition in Turin and then at Galerie Českých center, Prague in 2018. The online curator, Madja Edelstein-Gomez has selected her work for «Les Recombinants Exposition International d’art», that was presented for the first time at Art O Rama in 2017. She continues to present her works in France and Italy participating in calls for applications, exhibitions like Paratissima 14, Feeling different and Paratissima 15, Multiversity in Turin and Salon d’Automne in Paris.

“Art represents for me a ‘ligne de vie‘. I have been painting since my 15 years: since then, artistic practice has accompanied all my experiences as a girl, woman, mother. My only safety net in the most difficult situations, today represents the way to seek beauty in the objects and materials we use every day. I often work starting from a material that already carries a story in it, because it has been found, extracted and reused. It may perhaps be recognized by the people who had it in their hands. Somehow, it tells a collective story, piecing together, to establish bonds, but at the same time fixing my experiences.”

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Luca Curci – What is art for you?  
Elsa Egon –
Art is a lifeline. Art for me is an answer to life. Like a comment on my experiences. I need to create and work to understand events.

LC – Which subject are you working on?
EE – I work on the subject of the body, often, but also on emotions.
 
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
EE –
Generally, I see my works before starting. Usually the materials I find inspire me a shape and I follow.

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LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
EE –
The preparation and the motivation to work.

LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
EE –
I like to work whit reused materials or unusual. I like to experiment whit them. I think that I love to fix things. Often these things are mine or used by me, or by people I know who are important to me.

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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?
EE –
No tendresse is a preexisting work.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
EE –
I think by the theme of the identity for the body.

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LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
EE –
I think it’s great!

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
EE –
Yes, I did.

LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
EE –
Non 😉

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