Interview: Eva Marc’h
Luca Curci talks with Eva Marc’h during VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2020 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello
Eva Marc’h began painting at the age of 19 with no artistic training. Her very first paintings revealed the qualities of an inherent artistic gift, including perspective, depth, balance, and especially, color. Painting self-taught for ten years, she was free to explore her talent, allowing for only the expression of her unconscious to guide her many and varied creations. By 2000, she was inspired to participate in formal art study workshops at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, where she learned practice drawing and many other different techniques of painting to enhance her works. Eva engaged in painting real energy manifesting itself in each work with a characteristic vitality and “color gift” serving as the single fiber allowing her to transcribe emotions on canvas, unrestrained, spontaneously and immediately, without calculation. Her beginnings were marked by a figurative style, very focused on color and entering into correspondence with the observed reality, the inner world of the painter, her sensitivity, and her feelings. The evolution of her art tends toward abstraction, while still keeping in the work, a symbolic element, drawn from the observation of reality. Her art can be characterized by the “figurative abstract”, and her will is to paint favoring spontaneity, so as to reveal the unconscious and providing constructive messages to the individual and collective consciousness. Enamored of a bulimia of work and creation, from 2004, Eva has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Paris.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Eva Marc’h – The Art for me is the way to deliver some idea and some feeling. It’s a language more subtle. LOVE AND SERENITY : I use my subconscious to paint and create. I paint when I’m happy. Art for me is a wholeness to my happiness. It helps my balance, it gives me the feeling to exist or to transcend my existence. While yet my life is also rich, Without creation, I will feel the void. The need to push myself and to leave a trace behind. It is a source of fun and enjoyment. SHARING AND MESSAGE : My creations are destined to give fullness, cheerfulness, happiness and give value like fredom, and equality of right for each other. They also intended to convey messages. They always want to say something. That is why, the figurative symbol is often connected to the abstract aspect of my paintings. I see the true of life and that’s why I transform the reality.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
EM – The beauty. The body. The spirituality and identity of people and the human’s future. The cosmos, the galaxy, stars, constellation. Society’s subject. I could find my subject after to read some spiritual books : the last subject was around chakras, energy of body, universe.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
EM – COLOR: The color that already exist inside me. I m born a painter. When l was young, small girl, I illustrated small poems, in small classes, and these currents have exacerbated what was already in me, and without my knowledge or knowing the importance and power of color on emotions. “Everything is pretext for COLOR” source of joy and energy. I am inhabited by color. Everything is pretext to color, source of joy and energy. IMAGINATION AND INTUITION: Just from the heart, and lower abdomen. When I started painting young I did not follow any lesson because I did not want to fall into academicism. The approach was psychological, let the subconscious take over, let it go to give birth to the creation of the subconscious mind. When I begin to paint, I do not calculate. The action is spontaneous and without restraint. It is a will to move in a direction to escape conventions. I do not paint to please, to be hip or trendy, or to express a conviction. NATURE : When I am in contact with nature I feel a strong need to create, I put myself in action and I can paint for days taken from a bulimia. Nature is the source of freedom. I paint mainly on place of my resorts. THE BODY : I first had the chance to do a lot of drawing and painting on live models who are usually women. This is where I discovered the pleasure of painting the nude. It is in the realm of sensuality, love, delicacy. I tried through my paintings transfigure the body color. It’s also a way to magnify the body of the woman that everyone pulls: advertising, creative, wanting to hide it for some. The idea is to transcend the body’s reality in order to incorporate the material, color. The faces of my body do not often important, only has the movement, sensuality, color. THE MOAI : My trip on Easter Island is the origin of the series of Moai whose sensation experienced led me. Everything is pretext to color, source of joy and energy. naturally to their representation through my eyes. The Moai pleases me because it embodies the mystification in its purest form, it arouses the fantasy and the imagination. Symbol of protection, and power, he is there to fullfill that role. The body of the Moaï is a pretext for the color and the transmission of force.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
EM – To be an artist today, it’s mean like before and not like it is today. It’s mean for a Gallery to buy the painting and following the artist in his developpment. It’s mean to find a personn who take care really of the artist and particularly financialy because this person believe of his artist chosen.Because an artist need money to live. So where can he find money to leav if nobody helps him. Tomorrow, the business of Art is complicated because Artist need to pay to exhibit. It’s not normal. So the idea is to find curator
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
EM – Yes of course. All suggestion are very interested to know and understand how people receive your Art.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
EM – I like very much the PALAZZO ALBRIZZI CAPELLO. It’s a good place and good energy. This festival inspire me the travel and to meet different person all over the world so it’s good. It’s a good way to show my work on international.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
EM – It’s totally connected with the festival’s subject around the body and identity. And also the city, the human in the city. Because the three painting represents: HUMANISM what do you want to become. Is it a good idea to go in this way for human? That’s a philosophic question?
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
EM – The place situation is fantastic and the presentation of Art are great. But I was a little disappointed by the fact that I saw any collector in the preview. Perhaps about the covid ?? And also by the fact that Venice office tourism don’t know the event.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
EM – Yes of course
LC – What are your suggestions about our services?
EM – To make more marketing, mailing, doing a book, and get collector in exhibition. Is there something more we can provide to artists? I would like to be an unmissable artist in International. 😉