Art, // June 7, 2015
Edmundo Cavalcanti — ARTIST
Interview with artist Edmundo Cavalcanti —
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am Edmundo Cavalcanti , I am a Brazilian artist who has found out colours, forms and the world’s beauty, after retirement as a business administrator.
2. Why art?
To my mind art is a means of sharing my inner self, my deep essence.
3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
It´s quite difficult to precise when art took place in my life. I haven´t got an earliest “trying to be an artist” memory. Art has just happened to me as a need to put stuff out.
4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I have no preference for a determined theme. Inspiring themes are not previously defined. Sometimes my inspiration comes from photos, other times I’ve got insights or even friends comments lead me to a piece of art (either a painting or a poem).
5. How do you work and approach your subject?
In my everyday life there’s no such a thing as a specific approach to work. Themes are built up slowly, piece by piece. When I get started in a painting or a poem I have no mental image of the resulting piece. My work seems to have life in itself. It´s need of existence conducts my hands.
6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
When it deals with art I do admire Wassily Kandinsky and in Brazil, Candido Portinari.
7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
My best results concerning to art work were a couple of Special Guest Invitations in several Brazilian Exhibitions and one special Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal.
8. What do you like about your work?
What I appreciate the most in this work with art is the peace it brings to me. Besides that when I see satisfaction and happiness in people´s eyes after observing or reading my art production.
9. What advice would you give to other artists?
My advice to other artists would be give art a try, invent, put all your love and energy in your work.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In five years time I see myself painting in my atelier and traveling all over the world releasing my work.
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LInkedin: Edmundo Rafael de Araujo Cavalcanti