art2act® | newsletter #19

Ester Pavón

INTERVIEW

ABOUT THE ARTIST | ORIGINAL ARTWORKS

Plastic Artist based in Madrid, Spain.

Objectology

Studies in Sculpture, Applied Arts and Artistic Trades. Complementary training in Mural Painting and a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Ester Pavón, tell us a little about your journey, how did you get here?

"Since I am aware of it, the way to express my inner world, has been from painting and artistic creation. This medium gives me the possibility to create a world where color and imagination are the protagonists. I studied mural painting, sculpture and interior design. My work career has been developing in these fields, works of scenery design and props for advertising, short films and theater, design and execution of murals, teaching artistic creation workshops, installations, works in textile art, as well as exhibitions and the last thing I'm doing is painting on objects, where your platform is a good example of it. Every day I do to live creatively."

How do you define objectology in the art world?

"The object as a proposal to interact with it. We live surrounded by objects and for artists, this has not gone unnoticed. In the last century in France appeared the Objet Trouvé, it is the art made by using objects that are not normally considered artistic, because they do not fulfill an artistic function in everyday life, without hiding their origin but often modified. Also in Italy arose the Arte Póvera, where the use of poor objects and materials are at the center of artistic creation. The object as protagonist, once modified or taken out of its context and given a second chance."

No Tan Privado - Ester Pavón

No Tan Privado - Ester Pavón

€490.00

Technique: Mix Media | Dimensions: 48x31cm

"Me interesa lo inservible y lo roto como base de crecimiento de una vegetación frondosa que traspasa lo privado transformándose en público y vivo"

Donation: 7% of this artwork will be donated ACNUR | acnur.org.

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What are your influences for the development of objectology?

"Recycling is my biggest influence, which I have been practicing for many years and in many areas of my life, as well as my love and respect for the environment. I think it is essential to give another life to objects, to change their owner and to bet on using what we already have to stop having such an excessive consumption."

How was the transition from starting to paint to finding objectology?

"When I moved to a house in the country side, I found old, rusty and broken metal objects, oil drums, pans with holes ... the objects themselves I really liked, they seemed to me like small sculptures, then it occurred to me to paint them. In the surroundings of the village and thrown by the field, I have been finding more objects that I have been collecting, at the same time that I was cleaning the ground I found support formy paintings, everything perfect."

Is there any particular message you want to pass on with your pieces? Which one?

"What I want to convey is that everything can have a second chance, that it's important to surround yourself with beauty, that there's the need to recycle, and remember to live creatively, transforming, and playing."

What are the biggest challenges for an artist today?

"To transmit the values that I consider important, art as a denunciation, as a message, as an opening to other worlds, to other looks. To invite reflection. And on the work level is to make yourself known, it takes a lot of perseverance and a lot of love for what you do. And if something does not work, try anotherway or other ways."

What would you say to an artist who is just starting his career?

"That I think it's wonderful because the world needs many artists to change it ... what would the world be like without musicians, writers, filmmakers, painters? I would also tell him/her that it is a vital adventure to live from the gift he/she has."

Which artist has the greatest influence on your development? Why?

"There have been and are many artists who have influenced me, it is difficult to choose one, I really like Yayoi Kusama's fantasy, her art in painting, collages, installations, she is very versatile and makes me feel that another world is possible. She mixes childish spontaneity with something very old and wise. To this day she continues to paint, and she's still interested in continuing to create."

The NGO you have chosen to help with the sale of your works is "UNHCR"(UNHCR works to protect and help refugees). Any specific reason for this choice?

"I understand that people who leave their countries because of political problems do not do it for pleasure, because what they find later in the countries that receive them (if they are not returned to their countries of origin) is not an easy life, far from it. As well as the pitiful conditions of the refugee camps."

What do you think about the art2act® project and how do you think it can help you inthe development of your artistic career?

"The art2act® project is great, giving support and making us artists visible, using the on line way that can reach more places. It is a very generous project. The site is very well designed; they make everything very easy. At all times there is a closeness and cooperation for the benefit of all. I am very happy to participate in this project. The fact that part of the profits go to an NGO is something very unusual and very beautiful, this says a lot about theproject. It helps me to make myself known using channels that I do not know, which are very necessary for us artists, since creating the work is one job and making it known is another. Thank you very much for your work!"

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