Tuesday, 26 May 2009

(art.inspiration) raquel mazzina

A while back Raquel Mazzina was recommended to me as an artist to watch in an article I wrote for real living. Two years later I'm still loving her bold and brilliantly coloured brush strokes. It's no wonder Raquel cites de Kooning as an inspiration.

Which five words best describe you? Passionate. Determined. Loyal. Playful. Dreamer.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? Casual nannying whilst studying Fashion Design, then leaving fashion behind as a career to pursue painting and an artistic career.
What’s your proudest achievement? I am not sure that I am able to single one achievement solely as my proudest, rather an accumulation of smaller achievements.
What’s been your best decision? Returning to study Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney.
What was the starting point for your most recent exhibition? The phenomena of seasonal changes in my surrounding environment.
Who inspires you? All who pursue their dreams.
What are you passionate about? Life and its experiences.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Never lose hope and consider different perspectives.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Goya and de Kooning.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? The next painting.
What are you reading? de Kooning - An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan.

Images courtesy of Raquel Mazzina and Arthouse Gallery


Kellie Collis said...

The depth in this art is divine. Really beautiful.

Karen said...

The bright colours and wide brush strokes certainly lift my mood as I gaze at them. Lovely work!

The Disposable Customer said...

This fantastic art makes me feel restful, yet energetic and lively.

Caroline caroline.amory@gmail.com said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this. I love the staccato-feel of the colour. We share some favorite authors-- I am digesting Margaret Atwood's poetry collection, The Door. Have you ever read Shirley Hazzard? She's an Australian writer, and her Great Fire is expertly researched and transformative.

Sindi Kwenaite said...

I'm a textile designer and these art works remind me of abstract quilts. She has managed to capture a three dimesional quality in her brushstrokes! Amazing. Also love her child like use of colour.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work!!!


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