INTERVIEW: LIVIEN RÓZEN | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: LIVIEN RÓZEN

Interviews | April 15, 2021 |

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

Interview: Livien Rózen
Luca Curci talks with Livien Rózen during MIXING IDENTITIES, third appointment of CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in London.

“My painting style is constantly changing, as I learned painting – like many other things in my life – in a self-taught way. I have several qualities that help me in this process: dedication and a keen interest and openness, not only to painting, but to the unknown within me, which encourages constant renewal. I am looking forward – while working diligently – to seeing what creative expression is born through me. I am currently trying to explore the myriad possibilities of acrylic paint. I call on various tools for help; their appearance and effects combined with the paint surprise and fascinate me. I love perfect details, but I can’t resist sloppy, unpredictable movements either. And with the pixel technique, which I invented, I don’t see the final result until I remove the net from the canvas. With these interesting abstract motifs, I dissolve the regular lines of acrylic. By ventilating my work a little, I bring about change. I break the rule to give way to something new. I strive to create harmony in my paintings, as I do so in my life. It makes me happy to experience the magic of creation. In my conceptions, I focus on the beautiful and tender moments of existence, directing my attention towards a balanced and conscious life. My subject is the person, especially the portrait, as the face and what the gaze is capable of have always mesmerized me. I feel honoured to be able to portray a real person who is willing to reveal herself to us. Through her gaze, an invisible world full of emotions emerges, which sincerely reflects reality. Being immersed in it, a mystery is revealed to us that can help us to get to know ourselves. My goal is to show the door behind which the always and everywhere present invisible becomes obvious.”

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Livien Rózen – Painting is like life and death; we get the basic material from which we create challenge, complication and eventually ecstasy. Consciously or not, but as we respond to life, so we create ourselves day by day. I would like everyone to realize this ability in themselves, because we can make a difference in the world by changing ourselves. Art and creation begin here for me.

LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
LR – In my life I have always been fascinated by forms and colors, but in the past I was not aware of the harmony in the background. From 1989 my activities focused on the fashion industry, followed by interior design. After fifteen years, I desired something new, unknown, so not only did I give up my enterprise, I left everything behind myself. This was the beginning of a rough path, as I was on a mission of spiritual development and search for reality. After a long time, I realized that the difficult and never-ending pathing of self-exploration with many changes. So I gave up searching and stopped. To my great surprise, it was at this point that everything I had been searching for up to that time revealed itself to me. In the harmony that connects colors and forms I recognized myself, and by now it has become clear to me that I only need to let reality manifest itself through me.
I have been painting since then.

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
LR – We are having a difficult time but our passion doesn’t decline.

LC – How do you choose your subjects? Is it a reasoned or an instinctive process?
LR – In my conceptions, I focus on the beautiful and tender moments of existence, directing attention to a balanced and conscious life. My subject is the person, especially the portrait, as the face and what the gaze is capable of have always mesmerized me. I feel honoured to be able to portray a real person who is willing to reveal herself to us. Through her gaze, an invisible world full of emotions emerges, which sincerely reflects reality. Being immersed in it, a mystery is revealed to us that can help us get to know ourselves.

LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it like your medium of expression?
LR – With my paintings, which I have been publishing since 2018, I provide visual nourishment to the viewer. That’s why I find important to convey beauty and harmony with my creations and to keep my expression simple and obvious. I am fascinated by the miracle of creation, the invisible, volatile substance of a person who is able to feel, think and create.

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
LR – The art goes on its own way while it evolves with the artist. The theme of the festival is inspiring, deep, and thought-provoking.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
LR – For me, the work “Lost Freedom” depicts our fascinating spiritual being, captivated by endless thoughts, forced to flee the human body in this way, like a bird.

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
LR –
I follow it with attention.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
LR –
Yes.

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Image courtesy of Livien Rózen
livien_rozen
Image courtesy of Livien Rózen

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