Interview: Naty Alfano
Luca Curci talks with Naty Alfano during BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021, 2nd Edition, at Valid World Hall Gallery.
The artist has a spiritual and abstract approach through her works she explores the awakening of universal consciousness, spirituality, and soul evolution. Her creative process is oriented to creating intuitive paintings, through states of meditation using universal themes; she uses all prima techniques in oil on canvas. She has two collections: Evolution and Manifestation, both exhibited in Spain and Colombia, that include works of different sizes. Since childhood she developed her artistic side, improving both technique and inspiration: poetry, oil painting, contemporary dance and theatre in art academies. She has always been curious about the evolution of human beings, and the union between the soul and spirituality, exploring it through art.
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Naty Alfano – I am working on paintings that will be the cover and inside pages of my first book. This manuscript is inspired by walking on the path of life and contains the tools and learnings to connect with our true selves and take our personal power to live a life more aligned with our soul and with our gifts.
LC – What is your background?
NA – I have always been connected to art: oil painting, poetry, dance and performing arts. Since my childhood and teenage years, I was trained in different techniques in art academies in Colombia. When I was about ten years old, I painted realistic oil portraits and participated in national and international competitions. I fell deeply in love with oil painting, contemporary dance, and poetry. I continued my professional studies in communication and journalism, at the same time working from there my passion for art. In 2011, I returned to painting as an expression of the soul, when my mother became seriously ill with cancer and confronted us as a family with transcendental issues such as death, spirituality, and the mission of our soul. I worked on artworks in alla prima technique with oil from inspiration and intuition; those were works with marked lines and mixed with strong contrast and dark colors. My mother is in recovery and inspires me to learn about programming our minds, connecting with my spiritual world, and holistic ways of healing. From 2018 to 2020, I experienced a process of personal evolution, wherein different therapies I worked on healing, systemic processes, mental programming, lineage and life purpose. Now I am preparing the Evolution collection, composed of 24 paintings, painted in oil with the alla prima technique (redundant), each painting represents the connection with the subtle planes and spirituality, in a state of meditation and with universal themes for the awakening of universal consciousness. Actually, my work is inspired by the invisible, energy and the connection with the quantum field of creation. Each painting seeks to explore the invisible steps of the reality that we live in, such as destiny threads, synchronicity, spiritual gifts, creation, the connection with the ALL and our true being.
LC – What is the experience that has most influenced your work?
NA – An experience that has influenced the most in my work has been the search for connection with my intuition and the soul in the healing processes of the body, and when facing griefs such as the death of my aunt, whom I considered my second mother in 2018. Also, the changes that teach us detachment from people, situations and life itself, which is always changing.
LC – Has your style changed over the years?
NA – At the beginning, it was very focused on realism, and then I began to work from a different perspective. Then switched to raw, to work from abstract surrealism, with more color and shapes in the definition.
LC – How is your creative process?
NA – Born from intuitive painting, I create a space of connection with my soul, I meditate and listen to music, using incense, and candles and prepare as if it were an artistic ritual. Then a word is revealed to me and with this revelation I paint the work, never knowing how the result will be. I do it entirely from my inspiration.
LC – What is the most challenging part of creating your artworks?
NA – The most challenging part is focusing on putting reason aside and allowing it to flow from my unconscious, wiser and more inspired part. Likewise, to continue working on my internal processes, which in the end are the ones that generate the internal changes that are later reflected in my works of art.
LC – In what way is the artwork presented in our exhibition related to the theme of the festival?
NA – It is related to contemporary art, the two exhibited works are “Destino” and “Sincronia” inspired by the existence of destiny and the existence of coincidences in daily life.
LC – What do you think of ITSLIQUID Platform?
NA – I find it very interesting, as it brings together artists from all over the world and contributes to bringing art to people.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
NA – I absolutely loved working with you.