Interview: Ghazal Tamer
Luca Curci talks with Ghazal Tamer during the 13th edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2023, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Happiness through art, life is a theater of infinite play, from my perspective, I symbolize life with fingerprints, which in turn represent every element and every state existing within it to embark on this human experience.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Ghazal Tamer – Art for me is identity and belonging, it is a way of life. It is known that art talks about issues, but I love the principle of therapy in art, so my work always aims to express the psychological states, feelings and emotions that we encounter during our daily lives and works on spiritual communication by reviving memories within us, arouses happiness and promotes positivity. You can see that in my paintings through the different colors. I use it in a thoughtful way that suits the painting’s data and the recipient’s thinking.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
GT – Since my childhood, I have been fond of drawing, observing everything around me, and expressing it through drawing and colors. For me, colors are one of the basics of life, the basics of thinking, and the basics of building a human being and building his intellectual identity. I received great support from my family and the people around me in general, and when I reached the age where I had to choose my college major, I immediately chose to study art. I studied art at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Damascus) and continued my artistic career through self-development, visual communication, and artistic practice, which contributed to refining my talent and discovering my own space in the world of art.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
GT – With everything that surrounds me, especially in situations and feelings, I can see the influence of art and color everywhere in every civilization and culture and every diversity of thought.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
GT – My works are based on spreading positivity and happiness and bringing back beautiful memories that remain firmly established in our hearts and minds.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
GT – My style keeps pace with development according to the accumulation of feelings and memories and embodies them with positivity made with love.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
GT – The painting that I participated in your exhibition is called Family 1999, and the painting in general embodies a picture of a family gathered around a cake to celebrate an occasion. We often find such a picture in every home to preserve this beautiful memory for them.
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?
GT – Family for me is warmth, and I chose to call it family and mention the date 1999 because I do not like the modernity that appeared at the beginning of 2000, and the spikes of wheat in the painting symbolize humans. There is a lot of space for white because the more white the greater the haze, which in my opinion symbolizes the soul and feelings. Likewise, the green color in the painting indicates constant goodness and blessing in the family home. Candles and their relationship to wishes and feelings of joy and reassurance. You can notice many details in the painting that vary according to the recipient’s thoughts, the effect of colors on his culture, and the result of changes in each individual’s personality.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
GT – A beautiful, valuable and elegant place to display works of art.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
GT – Yes, It was a very good experience and I’m so happy to be part of it.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
GT – Yes, of course, you are a very good group and a very kind team.