Interview: Sara Hupas | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Sara Hupas

Interviews | November 2, 2018 |

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Interview: Sara Hupas

Luca Curci talks with Sara Hupas during ITSLIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 5TH EDITION 2017.

Sara Hupas was born in 1987 in Prudnik (Poland). She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Jan Matejko in Krakow at the Faculty of Sculpture. In 2017 she received a diploma (awarded with a medal), in the Sculpture Studio IV, conducted by Prof. Józef Murzyn. Annex to the diploma at the Sculpture Studio in Metal under the direction of Prof. Krzysztof Nitsch and in the Drawing Studio III, run by Prof. Ewa Janus. In the years 2007-2010 she was a student at the Opole Art Institute in the field of Artistic Education in the Field of Fine Arts, where she obtained a Bachelors degree in 2011, in the studio of Prof. Marian Molendy. Her works have been presented at many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Art Prize CBM in Turin, VI International Textile Triennial in Serbia.


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Luca Curci – What do you think about the concept of this contest? What drove you to participate in this contest?

Sara Hupas – I’m glad that there are such contests because they give you the opportunity to show yourself not only within your own country. I got attracted by Venice. After the last Arte Laguna Prize exhibition (XI edition), in which I took part, I dreamed about going back to this beautiful city.


L.C. – There’s a lot of artwork on the market today, how do you differentiate yours from the rest?

S.H. – I think that these differences are in particular outlined in our biographies, where the wealth of experience is undeniably different, just as we encounter completely different people who have a direct or indirect influence on us. Also through subsequent decisions that make up the whole of creation. It is difficult to stand out. Actually, I don’t even look for otherness and I don’t try to amaze anyone. I’m just looking for myself. I want to be honest with myself and create as I feel. This is the most important thing in my work. That’s why my works contain stories of personal experiences and moreover they are an attempt to find universal meanings in them.


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L.C. – Did you style change over the years? How?

S.H. – I would rather say that it is still maturing, clarifying, and takes on values. In the course of gaining experience new reflections come and something else move you; there are many dependencies between what I do. Emotions are mixed in here. I care about keeping open to what happens to me and what surrounds me. Besides, I think that creation should surprise even the artist himself. For me, this is a way to keep my curiosity and work full of passion.


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L.C. – What art themes do you pursue? What are your preferred subjects if any?

S.H. – What takes me, are above, all the emotional states of man, the structure of his psyche. I try to understand the mechanisms of its functioning. I’m concerned about the ambivalence of human behavior and the resulting consequences. However, the latest works that I have performed, are thematically related to the production excess. The work entitled “Aspect” results from the need to collect the excess and organize it. I wanted to give a new meaning to what man abandoned and treated as waste. The work results from the deep need to organize both my private and social space. Through it, I am asking questions: where are we going [this way]? Is the goal important? Is the crowning point the point at which we want to stay? Where do the searches end? e.t.c.


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L.C. – What is art for you?

S.H. – For me, art is the opening of eyes to what surrounds us; it is passing through and experiencing life anew.


L.C. – How do you find creative inspiration?

S.H. – Inspiration comes by itself; it surprises me almost every time. These are the impulses that I receive from the environment and to which I give in. In turn, another time I just get fascinated with some material. I immerse myself in its origin, structure, and properties assigned to it, and on the basis of these messages, I create a unique work.


L.C. – Do you think It’s LIQUID Group can represent an opportunity for artists?

S.H. – Definitely!


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