INTERVIEW: SABRINA SECK | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: SABRINA SECK

Interviews | July 15, 2021 |

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

Interview: Sabrina Seck
Luca Curci talks with Sabrina Seck during the first edition of BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021 at Valid World Hall Gallery.

Sabrina Seck has a passion for painting for more than 20 years. Her talent for colors and drawing was already evident in elementary school. Over the years she continued to develop it in her private studies, experimenting with different materials and colors, lacquers and pastes, always looking for stylistic self-realization. She also found support from well-known artists and targeted workshops. This is how her unmistakable style developed over the years, which is concisely reflected in her colorful works. The abstract works challenge the viewer with their colors. In the meantime, the artist has also exhibited internationally across German borders. Her colorful, expressive works reflect her passion for color. Likewise the connection between the abstract and the representational, which she was looking for all these years. With her pictures she can combine her love for animals and painting, express them with magnificent colors, emphasize their beauty and draw attention to how magnificent the creatures of this earth are, some of which we humans mock, torment and senselessly kill become. They should, no they have to be protected. They are not just animals, they are so much more than that. Can you see it?

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Sabrina Seck – I’ve always painted, but I was looking for my own style. I dealt with animal welfare for a while. That was an emotionally painful experience, which partly still lingers on me today. So I came to paint more animals to draw attention to them. The colours should convey to the viewer that they are more than “just” animals. They are beautiful and unique like human being. This is how my current style came about.

LC – What are you currently working on?
SS – I’m always working on new motifs that show our fantastic animal world. But figurative elements also always find their place in my work.

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
SS – Difficult. To be recognized as an artist is very difficult with the flood of artists. Often only sellable art is produced, without soul or passion. I am glad that I have now achieved recognition value. My works are automatically assigned to me on social media such as Facebook. Of course that pleases me. Nevertheless, it is difficult to be recognized as an artist.

LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
SS – Yes, in any case. Animals are my main motives and always will be. However, I also like to paint figurative in between. I also like to try out new motifs or directions, but I always come back to my animals. I just love them and the message I want to convey to them will always be and remain a great wish of mine.

LC – What is your creative process like?
SS – It’s actually very simple. This is how nature inspires me. Recently a little squirrel came into our garden and asked for help. We caught it and brought it to a station. It was baptized, Adele. the little one would not have survived. It was malnourished and only six weeks old. Then I just had to paint a squirrel, put up a canvas, roughly sketched the motif and off we go.

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
SS – I agree 100%. festivals are always good and a wonderful opportunity for artists to present themselves.

LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
SS – I want my pictures to stimulate people to think. Want to show you how unique animals are. When I stare, I see the tortured and frightened eyes in my mind, the blood runs down my back. The crowd cheers. Bulls are very intelligent and social animals, loyal to their partner, very majestic and beautiful. When the picture is finished, I see the bull in striking colours and just think: you are beautiful. I hope you can see it. Elephants are the most intelligent animals on our planet and the largest land mammal. They feel sad and have a great memory. Seeing her bleeding to death with severed tusks breaks my heart. Trophy hunters posing or poachers make me angry endlessly. Because they too are wonderful and unique animals. The color of my pictures should show you from a perspective that realism cannot. They should attract attention and show the viewer what they are. I hope that everyone will see the beauty of the animals and show them the respect they deserve. That everyone deserves. The work “endless love” interprets people’s love and respect for animals. The theme of the festival is reflected in the different identities of my works. On the one hand the tormented bull, the poached elephant and on the other hand the majestic bull and the unique elephant.

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
SS – Of course, I think it’s great that you offer this opportunity. Especially for me as a German artist who probably wouldn’t have managed to exhibit the pictures in Spain on his own initiative … a big thank you at this point.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us? 
SS – The cooperation was very caring and helpful over the kilometres. I would like to take part again next year.

LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
SS – My idea is that you are a platform that helps artists to be exhibited in the form of exhibitions and thus promotes them.

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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.
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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.
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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.
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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.
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Image courtesy of Sabrina Seck.

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