Interview: Patricia Pétapermal
Luca Curci talks with Patricia Pétapermal during Venice International Art Fair 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
Daughter of a French mother and an Indian father. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Her intercultural roots Indian / French forms the theme “between zone and position”, focus from her work. The People in their environment, every figure (animal, person, nature) Within the world has its own identity and meaning “being there“. The focus is on People, it is more important than ever to remember the relationship with our world in times of digitalization and globalization.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Patricia Pétapermal – Art is my life! I have always drawn from my childhood. I think, each artist is picking up all the thoughts and ideas that are around and transform them into something … new, something creative. From my point of view, art is the best way to communicate with people – it touches everyone.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
PP – I studied in Paris, and then I worked there at the Stock exchange. During a trip to London, I got run over by a car while I was on a pedestrian crossing. It took me one year of convalescence. Enough time to think about me, the world, everything… So, I decided that it was time for a change: the world of finance was not for me anymore…it’s all about art since then.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
PP – My inspiration is you, the world around me, nature, and people. We only have one world and I really believe that it´s possible to live together by treating each other with respect. So I have developed three individual themes: Human, Nature and Chair. You see, the chair is my catalyst to express my thoughts about human-being.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
PP – First at all: The biggest challenge is not ideas, I´ve enough of them! The big Challenge is to find the right balance within an artwork to transfer my original idea to the artistic message! Only then, you will view and feel what I wanted to say!
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
PP – Of course it changed! You grow as an artist with time and experience. At first, as I wanted to communicate through words, I focused on the classic collage. Today, I still use the collage as an artistic element – but it’s now my tool for compression and reduction. In fact, I combine more individual collage elements in the painting then before. However, each is represented by only one key component. For example: The lion shows up with only part of his head and instead of many word, he speaks to you through the expression in his one single eye.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
PP – The festival combines the love for arts and the atmosphere of Venice to a really unique experience. For me it was as well an honour as an inspiration to be invited for the first time. And as art is all about the process of inspiration to creation, I’m quite sure that all the input I got, will be visible in my next pieces of work. You’ll see!
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of pre-existing works?
PP – No, the paintings are part of a series that I’ve made last year. In 2020, I couldn’t help but work on some pieces of art that correspond to Covid-19. If you want to know more, you have to see my site 🙂 www.patricia-petapermal.de
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
PP – I was very surprised and happy to meet so many people who love Art. This enthusiasm and passion was all around there! Keeping in mind, the special situation due to the pandemic, the team did really a great job to organize this show. I was impressed by the high level of professionalism that I encountered throughout the event.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
PP – I definitively think so regarding personal experience and overall reputation. Where else, will an artist have the chance to get in touch with such a high class group of art lovers?! So, I’m happy for myself – and for my artworks, too.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
PP – As an artist, you sometimes forget the world around you while you are in “creation mode”. But in fact, art is nothing without getting in touch with the people. That’s the reason why, I appreciate, the idea of ITSLIQUID GROUP to provide a high level platform for artist to get in touch with the world of art.