Interview: Sasha Chermayeff | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Sasha Chermayeff

Interviews | March 14, 2019 |

Interview: Sasha ChermayeffImage courtesy of Sasha Chermayeff

Interview: Sasha Chermayeff

Luca Curci taks with Sasha Chermayeff during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2019 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Sasha Chermayeff is an artist who has been working in oil paint for 40 years, and is a veteran of group shows in New York and around the world. She lives and works in the Hudson Valley since 1993, painting landscapes in her backyard next to the Catskill Creek and abstractions in her Catskill studio. In 2017 over seventy five paintings on paper were purchased by the Rosewood Hotels of Phuket Thailand to decorate 78 Luxury Pool Pavillions.
She currently has six paintings in Venice, Italy at The Room Contemporary Art Space, and is planning an upcoming solo Exhibit in Hudson New York.

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Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Sasha Chermayeff – I am from a New York City family of artists, architects, cartoonists, decorative artists, and graphic designers.I think that being a child of the modern western world, and a child of modernism itself has been my largest influence,
but my many opportunities to live and travel to different countries has been my largest influence beyond my creative upbringing,
in particular, the arts and cultures of Mexico, South America and the Celtic culture of Ireland.

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
SC – I am a painter, and am primarily interested in being a part of the continuum of the Western oil painting tradition; I’m not interested in the future, but I’m involved in learning from the great paintings of the past, and the past coming into the present through my painting medium. I’m not very involved in the public, and my audience is unknown to me, but I’m speaking to those who love oil paint and the history of oil painting.

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LC – What is your creative process like?
SC – I work within a language that can be equally powerful as music, poetry and writing, a place where emotional response and visceral reality are all that matters, life in the moment.

LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
SC – So far I think it is very interesting being a part of the exhibition and festival and ITSLIQUID group, and just being in Venice, a city of art, THE city of art in a way, has been inspiring for me.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
SC – I have enjoyed working with you all and it has been very smooth thus far. I’m looking forward to meeting some people when I get to Venice this coming March 26th.

 Interview: Sasha Chermayeff Image courtesy of Sasha Chermayeff

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