Interview: Matei Vogel | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Matei Vogel

Interviews | March 23, 2019 |

Interview: Matei VogelImage courtesy of Matei Vogel

Interview: Matei Vogel

Luca Curci talks with Matei Vogel during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2019 at Misericordia Archives.

Matei Vogel was born in Zürich Switzerland, where he currently lives and works. He studied music at the Zürich Academy of fine Arts. The passion for the visual art he mainly discovered in Italy spending time in Florence where he had some inspiring encounters with local artists. Having seen a exhibition of the Vorticism Artists held In 2011 at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, he was introduced to the works by the french artist Henry Gaudier Brzeska. That was a strong influence to start he’s own way of thinking and to create works of his own. In 2016 Matei was appointed to work in a spacious atelier in a old industrial complex where he started a intense period of work and research. “Notes from the underground” was the first solo show held in 2017 in Zürich, presenting a series of intuitive abstract paintings. Since then he had the possibility to show he’s works in selected locations in Zürich. In 2018 a first successful juried exhibition in New York. In 2019 presenting works at the London and Florence Biennale followed by a one month Artist residency in Rio de Janeiro.

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Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Matei Vogel – Currently I am preparing for the art biennale 2019 in London, where I will be exposing one of my newest works.

LC – What is art for you?
MV – Art is energy, creation in progress. Art is liberation. Art is a language that has no words. Art is a savior. Art is a free spirit and a little light in the dark.

LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
MV – Encounter with other people can be enriching. So far i have had some very interesting experiences , especially during a opening in New York in 2018.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
MV – The most challenging part about creating my works is to start and to finish.

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LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
MV – I think that art is a body language using spirit energy and movement. With the theme you can work with many artists of different fields.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
MV – I am using the whole body while working. Movement is very important to me, the expression of rhythmic emotions.

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
MV – I think itsliquid is a necessary platform that has a potential to grow and become more influential in Venice.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
MV – The event was well organized and the people working for itsliquid are very professional and kind.

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