Interview: Mar Garrido | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Mar Garrido

Art, Interviews | October 30, 2013 |

Mar Garrido

Interview: Mar Garrido

With a BA in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Granada, Mar Garrido‘s artistic activity is focused on photography and video creation. She worked as creative in TVE, performing headers, and special promotions chain programs especially related to film. Currently she teaches Audiovisual Projects in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Granada. She has participated in international festivals and biennials of video art in Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, Tenerife, Izmir or Nicosia. Se has made fourteen photography and video art solo exhibitions.

Luca Curci – When you start practicing art and why?
Mar Garrido – I really don’t know exactly where the boundaries are, when I was a child, I remember myself always drawing and making clay figures. I guess the conscious decision that I wanted to devote myself to art, was taken when I started studying Fine Arts. I think I started to devote to this activity as a way of trying to understand the world, to provide me with answers.

Mar Garrido

L.C. – Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?
M.G. – Going around the city trying to understand it, deconstructing and re-build it. As contemporary flaneur work with the look, the walk, the everyday that erases the traces of individuality. The look that flows from me to the subject / object and these I look back. Both photography and videoart, I work with everyday elements of reality. The stain, the color point, the face of fatigue, all are looking us, while sending unavoidable that we will indicate the invisible and make a point of impossibility. I am interested and inspires by human gesture, gestures of contemporary urban residents, gestures that speak of the memory of a presence, the trail, the absence.

L.C. –  What are you currently working on?
M.G. – I am currently producing a series of videos about the city and gesture, on human flows and contemporary gesture. Simultaneously with the realization of the videos, I elaborate photographic sequences. I am especially interested this dialectic, the mystery surrounding the border between still image and moving image. Imagine all the possibilities that are behind the frozen image, the image would be logical course was in motion and yet remains still.

Mar Garrido

L.C. – What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
M.G. – Always work, do not to let the routine steal your enthusiasm and excitement. The same creative process opens doors, some things lead to others. The development of each piece discover new realities, new solutions.

L.C. – What is art for you?
M.G. – The attempt to make the visible the invisible.

Mar Garrido

L.C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo organization?
M.G. – Well as you can imagine, I feel “you speak my own language”, themes interest you are my inspiration. For me it was a great chance to get in touch with your organization.

L.C. – Do you think International ArtExpo organization can represent an opportunity for artists?
M.G. – Of course I think it’s an opportunity. Is undoubtedly a showcase, an international platform expands and promotes the work.

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020

Calls | January 8, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE YEAR, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. Read more


INTERVIEW: LOUISE FOLLIOTT

Interviews | January 2, 2021

Louise Folliott was born and raised in South Africa and has lived in UK and Hong Kong respectively. She completed her MFA with High Distinction in 2019 at RMIT and Hong Kong Art School after completing a PGDIP from Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martin’s in 2010. Her artwork has been selected for the Threadneedle Prize in London in both 2010 and 2013 as well as being selected as a finalist in a photographic competition at the Getty images gallery in London. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | January 2, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Events | January 1, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the ARTIST OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER 2020, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!