She has received the Auguste Rodin prize, hosted a tv program and few weeks ago one of her art pieces, a 70 thousand usd painting, was stolen from a Pasadena private collection. In this interview the Chilean artist living in Concepcion, answers it all.
How do you feel about the art market? I am intellectually interested, I studied art history so I am supposed to be able to put a price on a painting, but I think I am mostly concerned with the inner quality of a product and not its fame or with whom the painter is friends with. I think we should be allowed to have an opinion and not be dependent on what others think, so I have a sort of critical approach.
You seem to move from one style to another with some ease. You say it because one day I paint abstract and other I paint flowers? Yes, I like switching because I like freedom of thought, because with the abstract painting I can make emotional, personal statements. With flowers I get to communicate with nature, and the beauty that surrounds us all, I get to capture a particular moment, a particular quality of the light, a particular shade of a color. Many of my floral paintings are in hospitals in the USA, I’ve told that people feels more calmed when seeing an object of beauty on their waiting.
You seem like a happy person, what do you want to communicate with your art? I want to communicate emotions, personal thoughts, ideas I explore on my daily life. I want to share the beauty that’s around us.
She also said that, with abstract painting, she can make emotional and personal statements, “many times people say that abstract art is nothing, but I believe in my experience and that the evoked feelings are transmitted clearly, there are several of my paintings in that I sought to communicate an emotion in the first look, and in a second look a conflicting emotion, and spectators rea not aware of this intention, are completely capable of discovering these emotions, ” she added.
It is from these two aspects that her greatest source of inspiration emerges when expressing her art, “nature is there and that you can take it to the canvas is the maximum, then what I paint most are forests, water, streams that they form, plants that grow at the water’s edge. It is intriguing and fascinating to be able to capture a particular moment, an exclusive quality of light and a specific shade of a color, ”said Tamara de las Tormentas. You can visit her exhibition online here, additional details on Tamara de las Tormentas: exhibicion Onirica – La Concepcion del Arte.
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Tamara de las Tormentas, artista visual de la octava region, residente en Chiguayante, con mas de treinta anos de experiencia en la pintura abstracta, paisajes, oleos y grafito. Se ha desempenado en diversas areas, siendo tambien conductora del programa de Television “Conversando con Tamara” y actriz y productora ejecutiva de la pelicula una “Opera Prima”.
La destacada artista visual chilena Tamara de las Tormentas recibio el premio Auguste Rodin a las Artes Visuales de manos de la directora del Centro Cultural de Tome Valeria Gajardo. La Concepcion del Arte ha sido la entidad organizadora de la exhibicion Onirica y proximamente de la exposicion Dualidades.