Interviews | November 29, 2022 |

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Image courtesy of Ernest Compta Llinàs

Interview: Ernest Compta Llinàs
Luca Curci talks with Ernest Compta Llinàs during the 16th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Palazzo Bembo.

Catalan artist and architect, he lives and works in Barcelona. His works try to express social and emotional diversity through the face. Over the years he has moved between styles and formats, but he has e always worked with the same theme: facial portrait. He works mainly with acrylics on canvas and paper, although some pieces are made with charcoal, oil, pastel and inks. His stylistic influences include abstraction and expressionism. The range of anonymous faces runs on the identity of the characters. He tries to express through facial features, looks and gestures, the nuances, complexity and contrasts of the emotional state of the subjects as a reflection of the mood and essential human aspects.

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Image courtesy of Ernest Compta Llinàs

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Ernest Compta Llinàs –
A form of expression, in my case a language.

LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
EC –
Painting every day the work changes, exploring different paths and reaching new ports. It’s always different.

LC – What is your creative process like?
EC –
I have to feel the need to paint and it happens every day!

LC – How does the artwork presented in our exhibition relate to the theme of the exhibition?
EC –
I believe that the portrait I am presenting is closely related both to the theme of Mixing Identities and to that of Future Landscapes, in the relationship between body and space that this edition of Contemporary Venice raises. The head, for me, is a fundamental part of the person, in fact, my work consists of underlining the expression of the face. By leaving it bare of landscape, I wanted to emphasize the suffering of the individual, apart from any other connotation than the singular circumstance of being alive.

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Image courtesy of Ernest Compta Llinàs

LC – Can you tell us something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
EC –
My work, Grief, I believe reflects the pain we all feel at some point in our lives. It is the face of a man without any detail that makes us think of a context, only the wrinkles on his face, his extreme thinness and his gaze give us information about his emotional state. I think that any person, beyond the identity they may have, can identify with their expression.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
Yes, of course. Its great diffusion capacity is essential to show artistic work.

LC- What do you think of the organization of our event?
It seems to me a very complete organization, from the place where the exhibition takes place, the interviews, to the activity on social networks, nowadays essential.

LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think of our services?
EC –
I find your project very interesting and affordable for emerging artists. We need more groups like yours that energize and make visible the diversity of artistic works.

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Image courtesy of Ernest Compta Llinàs
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Image courtesy of Ernest Compta Llinàs

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