Interview: María del Rosario Kong Ramírez
Luca Curci talks with María del Rosario Kong Ramírez during VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2021 – 14TH EDITION, at The ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
María del Rosario Kong Ramírez Born in Lima, Perú, where does she live nowadays. She studied painting at Perú National Fine Arts School and she graduated in 2004. She had participated in various Art Exhibitions, such as “Virtual Collective Exhibition Free Will ” in Brazil, “International Multidisciplinalinary Break the Silence, not the violence” in Trujillo, Perù, and more in his country and abroad.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
María del Rosario Kong Ramírez – It is to translate my inspirations into artistic works and enjoy all the beauty of Creation on planet earth.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
MDRK – When I was little I liked to build various miniature objects, and also make portraits of many famous actresses. When I finished studying, I chose to take courses related to integral design at the National School of Fine Arts, In the first years, I used many textures, using all kinds of materials and objects. As a reference, my grandfather came from China to Perú, also my father is a professional photographer, and I feel that all this has contributed to the construction of my artistic personal work.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
MDRK – During the last time, I have made many, above all, watercolours and inks on paper. I also have done ceramics and experimental engraving. I have used my free time to practice various disciplines related to artistic expression. I think, in the beginning, I was influenced by Masters who inspired me, such as Kandinsky, as well as the great European avant-gardes. About my style, I think it hasn’t changed much significantly, but it may have been strengthened in the way. Although I had a traditional academic background, I think, at this moment, I feel any trend in abstractionism. Now, I am currently incorporating, the use of new technologies adapted to my personal design style.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
MDRK – The themes can be very diverse in my works. During this time, I have had a special interest in addressing philosophy, science, and others.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed? MDRK – Sometimes I feel Relief, for having solved things that disturbed me, some others very happy. But I think art is wonderful.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
MDRK – The contemporary and current concept is what most encouraged me to participate, so for some reason, it connected with the vision that I had about my work.
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?
MDRK – I think, we are all constantly evolving. For this reason, in this work, I have wanted to represent imaginaries’ ethereal beings. I am inspired by oriental religion, which speaks about 10,000 beings, and about human existence.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
MDRK – It is okay. You are kind. And a great help to the artists.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
MDRK – It is the first time that I have had contact with you. And I am so grateful, thank you for your kindness and a great help to the international artists.