Art, // June 22, 2022
Fernanda Curado — ARTIST
“Today art is ingrained in me. I see myself working with art as long as I am aware of myself.”
Interview with artist Fernanda Curado —
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Lisbon / Portugal, I have lived in Brasília / DF in Brazil for 47 years. I have a degree in pedagogy and fine arts.
2. Why art?
Through art it is possible to communicate with the world and with everyone who inhabits it. For me art is life.
3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
I never imagined myself as an artist, but I have always been interested in art and always wanted to make art.
4. What are your favorite themes? What materials do you use in your works?
Human figure enchants me although my artistic trajectory is marked by phases, of which the human figure was one of them. The materials I use are oil and acrylic paints, pastel
dry and oily, acrylic mass, various textures among others.
5. How do you work and approach the subject of your works?
When I start to paint the shapes are born in a continuous construction and deconstruction which makes it difficult to finish a work.
6. Do any artists inspire you?
I appreciate several classic artists, but I confess that I am not specifically inspired by them.
7. What are the best responses you’ve had to your work?
I cannot deny that being awarded in national and international salons is very rewarding.
But what touches me the most is to see someone enchanted with my work and this enchantment makes this person want to look at this work every day and constantly.
8. What do you like most about your job?
My work portrays phases of life and the world, which appear before my eyes and take hold in the colors and traits that sometimes hide and sometimes jump out of the canvas. I love everything I do even if I have difficulty giving a work as finished.
9. Do you have any other activities besides being an artist?
Yes, I’ve been a gallery owner for almost ten years. I started by helping to set up the exhibitions at the art school I attended. I gained a taste for the thing and today I have an Art Gallery in Brasília/DF-Brazil.
10. What are your main participations in exhibitions?
In the last 20 years there have been countless international, national and regional exhibitions in which I have participated and all of them have been equally important to me. Among the last are: Modern art week at the Confaloni Museum in Goiânia; ACAV collective in Brasília; Ela e Elas na Arte at The Gallery Fernanda Curado in Brasília; The Quartet in Goiânia; Art Deco Week in Goiânia.
11. What advice would you give to other artists or future artists?
You have to study hard to be an artist. To that end, I would say to a young artist that it is important to have the humility to learn without ever devaluing his work.
12. Where do you see yourself in 10/5 years?
Today art is ingrained in me. I see myself working with art as long as I am aware of myself.
13. Plans for the future.
“To be able to provide the learning of art for everyone.”
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