Interview: Ley Brashka
Luca Curci talks with Ley Brashka during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Brashka’s work explores the intrinsic bond we have with nature and claims that a new way of relating with it has to come, being a crucial and constant theme in her work to reconnect with Mother Earth. Her artwork proposes the utopic possibility of a new race of natural beings, imagining how they would be and representing them through different mediums such as etchings, ceramics, engravings and mixed media. Always interested in learning new mediums and having more possibilities of expressing an idea or concept and working throughout it, she creates her personal artwork and also gets to blend in a way her psychoanalysis bases with art to make Collective Projects and pieces. Involved in public space projects, as a way to raise awareness and make a statement about actual themes such as environmental issues that affect us as humans, as well as our jeopardize relation with our Mother Earth, which we are part of. Have made and collaborated in several communities and social collective projects, as consider art is a great way of interacting with the community and generate social transformation along with it.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Ley Brashka – My background comes from my multidisciplinary studies and interest that have led me to a diverse range of artworks in various mediums. The experience that has influenced my work the most is my Art Residency at Pondicherry, India where I made an Art Awareness Project which led me to create the Marine Metamorphosis Project which seeks to sensitize people, through linking art and collaboration with the community, about important actual problems that exist in our Planet, as ocean waste due to the excessive generation of waste we produce and arrives in the ocean, affecting the life of millions of marine animals and all the food chain, which we are part of. They are made in collaboration with Education Institutes, Environmental Organizations and people committed to the protection of marine ecosystems, seeking to generate awareness of our shared responsibility of taking care of hour common home. In the projects collective clean-ups of the body waters as rivers, lakes and ocean are carried, workshops to sensitize about the importance of taking care and honor our Planet, and co-creating workshops of art and recycling, using recycled materials out of the collective clean-ups.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
LB – I am exploring the intrinsic bond we have with nature, proposing the utopic possibility of a new race of nature beings, imagining how they would be and representing them through different mediums such as etchings, ceramics, engravings and mixed media.
LC – What is your creative process like?
LB – I start with an idea I want to develop and I think of the medium that suits better for what I want to express and create.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
LB – They are most recently focused on the creation of natural beings, which are a blend of natural elements and human beings.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
LB – My style has developed and diversified during the years, throughout getting to know new mediums and experimenting in my art practice.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
LB – I really like the concept of the festival and that the exhibition reflects on the relationship between humans and nature in the present. It really bonds very well with the line of my artwork and I felt a great coincidence of the way the concept of the Festival and my artwork come along together.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
LB – It is part of preexisting works made in a series of engravings in Oaxaca, Mexico imagining the nature beings that live there and translating them into engravings printed with natural dye grana cochineal, native from Oaxaca.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
LB – I would do suggest a collaboration with you, I think the venues you have for the artist to present their artworks are great.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
LB – Yes, I think is good scenery for an artist for exhibiting their artwork.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
LB – Yes, I did enjoy collaborating together and hope to do in the future.