INTERVIEW: FELICJA LAMPRECHT

INTERVIEW: FELICJA LAMPRECHT

Interviews | October 16, 2023 |

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Interview: Felicja Lamprecht
Luca Curci talks with Felicja Lamprecht during VISIONS, third appointment of CANVAS ART FAIR 2023, held in Venice, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.

Felicja Lamprecht has been based in France for 12 years, she carries out her activities as a conservator- restorer of works of art by participating in major projects on leading historical monuments such as the Cabinet of the President of the Republic at the Élysée Palace, Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles. She is also engaged in the creation of her own works of art, she makes copies of paintings as well as original works. Thanks to her work as a restorer, she has assimilated the techniques of the great masters and respect for classic proportions.

Her professional activity allows her to experiment with different styles and develop skills. It is a source of continuous enrichment for her own works. Her style is characterized by work on colors and the search for harmony between them. She mainly works in oil paint. Inspiration, she finds it in nature – mistress of beauty.

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Luca Curci – Which artists have somehow had an influence on your work?
Felicja Lamprecht – As an art restorer, I am interested in all epochs and I am moved by each one’s different grasp of the essence of beauty. I view prehistoric cave paintings with the same delight as antique statues, romanesque frescoes to modern art. However, I especially appreciate Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse in terms of expression and liberation of the creative gesture. In the context of capturing nature, space and the solitude of the individual Caspar David Friedrich, William Turner, Vermeer van Delft and Julian Fałat.

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LC – How much has the city/country in which you grew up/born affected your work as an artist?
FL – I grew up in the green region of Lubuskie in Poland. In a city surrounded by forests and wild lakes. I used to spend my vacations with my family in the woods by the sea, where we watched the spectacle of sunsets on the beach every day. I think this is where my love for nature came from, which shaped my sensitivity to color and form, my interest in the location of living beings in the immensity of space, and the horizon line connecting the real and abstract worlds.

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LC – How do you choose your subjects? Is it a reasoned or an instinctive process?
FL – I am in the phase of working on the Pink Flamingos cycle. This is a series of large paintings that I have been working on for several years now. I showed small versions of them during the Art Fair in Venice. It is my dream to organize my solo exhibition, so it is a carefully thought-out project. However, in the creative process itself, I think that compositional rigour and intuition play an equal role: freedom for coincidence = workshop discipline.

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LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it your medium of expression?
FL – Of course, like any act of art. The colors and painting techniques convey a certain emotional state, and the chosen subject matter shows how I perceive the world.

LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
FL – Thanks to vernissage we learn from each other. Meeting viewers/artists, exchanging views, and sharing experiences bring people together in a very direct and subtle way. It is a valuable time.

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LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this event? How is it connected to the theme of the entire exhibition?
FL – The landscape I captured is the Camargue (South of France) where I saw for the first time the pink flamingos in their natural environment. I was touched by the beauty, the calm and the immense space of this place. I watched the stages of the sunset changing the colors of the landscape until it disappeared behind the horizon. Inspired by this moment, I decided that I would paint it one day and that it would become a series of paintings that, through the colors, would express different emotions, it would become an emotional landscape. The composition of each painting is based on a constant horizon line. This arbitrary division acts as a bridge between heaven and earth, the real and the dream, the known and the unknown, but in fact, the horizon is just an illusion, there is no border between these two worlds, they merge into one on canvas and in real life – this is how I see spaces we live in, this is my vision – the theme of the exhibition.

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LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
FL – Yes, thank you. Communication with the administration of the ITSLIQUID group was friendly and professional. They answered every question and concern I had.

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
FL – ITSLIQUID platform unites artists from all over the world by organizing exhibitions physically in beautiful places. I think it is a successful initiative.

LC What do you think about the organization of our event?
FL – The location of the exhibition in a beautiful building in the heart of Venice is very attractive for both artists and visitors. The organization of the event itself went smoothly and in a pleasant atmosphere.

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