Lucia Spotorno

Lucia Spotorno

Lucia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1974. She teaches drawing and engraving at the Santa Ana Institute in Buenos Aires. Her master’s degree in engraving technique was obtained at The National Academy of Design, New York (1996) 

What is art for you?

Art is the channel that allows me to connect with myself, with others and with the hope of what transcends .

How did you approach art?
My paternal grandfather was an artist, painter and engraver. Although he died when I was young, I always lived with his works and his stories. Without realizing I absorbed his images and the admiration that his family felt for him. On the other hand, when I was a teenager, I began private lessons in drawing, and this put me in touch with the artistic work. Upon finishing high school, I had no doubt that I would study Fine Arts.

What inspires you?

I´m inspired by the experience of painting itself, by nature, colors, music, the production of other artists. Everything that affects my senses and connects me to another state of consciousness.

    What are the recurrent themes in your work?

The elements of nature, the creation of new landscapes.

How would you describe your production process?

I paint in my studio. I often use different pictures that I consult, like a dictionary of images, which I reinterpret and combine differently. In general I don´t do sketches, I start painting from an area of ​​the canvas and paint develops, growing in relation to what is next. I work with acrylic on canvas, but also experiment with different materials such as metal, formica, gold leaf gilding, enamel etc.

Who´s influenced you?

I am interested in various artists and different images, from Japanese prints, Gauguin, Matisse, to David Hockney, Peter Doig , Beatriz Milhazes and many more.

What would you like to contribute to the world through your art?

When I paint, I feel that I connect with something bigger and deeper, which generates in me joy, hope, calmness and at the same time enthusiasm. The landscapes that emerge from this experience are like mirages of that particular state. I would like the viewer could sense some of that fragile perception of a transcendent or spiritual world.