Interview: Jill Bouaziz
Luca Curci talks with Jill Bouaziz during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
I was born 1 August in 1980. I grew up in an environment where Art has a place and we look at the world with eyes full of curiosity about what “is and surrounds us”. I was influenced from the age of 6 by my father who was an illustrator and figurative painter. I browse countless books on painters in specialized journals, I am interested in their stories, their styles. I am inspired by Fauvist, Impressionist and Cubist painters like Cézanne, Picasso, Mondrian, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Caillebotte, Braque, Chagall, and many others. Self-taught, I study style design and take evening classes in living model drawing. I collaborated in 2004 in a ready-to-wear brand where I make drawings on the theme of Music. Reality annoys me, so I prefer to forget it, so I orient myself in contemporary painting. In 2005, I started my first paintings, including the “Little Prince” and “Bar Code”. In 2009, I designed a book “Lights Pleause”, which is poetic and philosophical with black and white illustrations to accompany each text. I have worked and travelled, met souls and bodies, I listen to the stories of each one. I live in dreams and realities, telling myself that today: “I live only in tubes with plural colors and brushes of various shapes”. I am inspired by encounters, travel, nature also by the 50s, 60s, 70s. I cultivate my imagination in a positive and creative energy. Painting is entering another dimension, escaping, it is inventor a new perspective that lets the imperfect, the color, the light pass. It means being able to enter into communion with oneself even during creation and share something concrete with the world.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Jill Bouaziz – Art is a mixture of imagination, creativity in a space-time. The purpose of art is to share emotions and to spread messages, also entertain the viewer, make him curious and contemplative.
LC – What are you currently working on?
JB – I work on canvas, on abstract painting, mixing colors and asymmetric shapes.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
JB – I find my inspiration in nature essentially.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
JB – The finalisation of the work, the search for the essential. Harmony and balance of colors and forms.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
JB – Yes, over the years my style has been refined, but it has always been contemporary.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
JB – It is a call to daydreaming and reflection. The theme of the festival is connected by colors, multi-cultural diversity…
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
JB – Yes, I agree with your vision of art and I think the theme of the festival was good.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
JB – I think liquid group, allows artists to export their works and visit the charming city of Venice where many great masters are exposed. It is a pleasure to know that my work can please and get out of the Parisian borders. It is a sharing and a satisfaction.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
JB – I don’t have any particular suggestions.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artist?
JB – Yes, I think ITS LIQUID GROUPcan be an opportunity for artists, a way to be represented and know by a wide audience.