INTERVIEW: FRITZ BAYER | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: FRITZ BAYER

Interviews | November 12, 2021 |

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Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

Interview: Fritz Bayer
Luca Curci
talks with Fritz Bayer during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – THE SECRET GARDEN, and during VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2021 at Misericordia Archives.

“Abstract, intuitive, just like the chaos itself. Art, especially painting brings balance into my life. I’m currently using acrylic paint on canvas, mirrors, wood, or other painting backgrounds. The use of the multiple backgrounds, techniques and colors comes from various interests, my very own emotional being as well as from my constant companion in life: Chaos. I find the inspiration for my paintings in ordinary life situations, thoughts and emotions. Those thoughts and emotions are reflected within my art. I paint those feelings as chaotic and spontaneous as they come. It might happen that I start five paintings at the same time as I never follow just one particular idea or thought but start working on several different projects at the same time. The reflection of feelings and thoughts being lost in space or being pushed aside can be found in my paintings. It is rare that I have a clear motive in my head by the time I start creating. Just like the paintings, the idea evolves within the process of creation. It may happen that I have to put the painting I’m currently working on aside when the feeling or the thought I’m experiencing at the time I’m working on it becomes secondary or vanishes completely. It might occur that sometimes the inspiration finds me again only after several months which then usually happens in the middle of the night and motivates me to continue to create or finish the painting. This creative process allows me to call my work ‘Intuitive Art’“.

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Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

LUCA CURCI – What’s your background?
FRITZ BAYER
– I am a German who is living for almost 10 Years in Switzerland. My profession is in the hotel, event, catering and restaurant business which is really my profession not just a job. And for me, it is really important, that I separate my income from the art, cause painting is for my expression, a chance to my balance, to live my chaotic creative side. And I never painted for money reasons and just started to exhibit my artworks. My art background is more or less self-study and just doing it, trying and I was in an artist group in school times.

LC – What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
FB
– The tough time during the lockdowns, where I got something like a bore out. You need to know that I am kind of these guys who need pressure and always have more projects of different kinds at the same time, also I need people around me, social contact, all that I lost during the first lockdown, it slows me down, I really had problems to find the energy to leave the house, to continue living.

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Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

LC – What are your thoughts while you paint?
FB
– I am an emotional person. I live the highs and the lows and all these feelings are inspiring me. Art is my valve.

LC – Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
FB
– Mostly I listen to music (genre depends on my mood) and almost every time I work on more than one picture at the same time.

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
FB
– Everywhere, feelings, situation, impression, the life itself.

fritz_bayer
Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

LC – Which art themes do you pursue?
FB
– I don’t have specific themes, I just follow my inspiration and my intuition.

LC – What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
FB
– Forms and colours and what the colours react in person.

LC – How do you choose your subjects?
FB
– I am chosen by the subjects.

LC – Is it a reasoned or an instinctive process?
FB
– Definitely an instinctive process.

fritz_bayer
Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
FB
– Yes I agree with the vision, that I got submitted. It is really interesting especially in these times where we have so many changes in the social societies.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
FB
– I really enjoyed it being there for the opening and getting connected with the other artist, also it’s really an honor for me to have one of my artworks exposed in Venice, cause the city itself is kind of an artwork.

LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
FB
– I don’t have already an idea about the group, but I can say that the people I had contact with were so kind and supported me, so that I could make it happen, to have the painting in the exhibition. It was the first time I worked with ITSLIQUID and till yet I am glad that I did/do it.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
FB
– Yes I do!

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Image courtesy of Fritz Bayer

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