She has been awarded with the Auguste Rodin prize, hosted a tv show 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 set in Concepcion, answers many questions.
How do you feel that thieves are stealing your art? I don’t really know how to feel, I probably shouldn’t say it, but I feel kind of flattered. It’s nice to see people enjoying your art. Anyway it’s nicer to see people paying it. But it wasn’t your money, the painting was sold to a collector. Yes, it’s always surprising to see how the prices go up and up. When I sold it, the painting wasn’t that expensive, and that was only around two years ago.
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.
Despite being away from the spotlights and concentrating on her art, during this year, Tamara wants to carry out some activities to spread her extensive artistic work. “I decided to make some changes, I realized that, in my own land, my art is not known, so I will do some exhibitions, we are studying together with the Rural Village Corporation and the Conception of Art, to make an exhibition of my works in the Windsor Room, I think it is an important step to work the closeness and knowledge with the community, ”he said. You can visit her exhibition online here, more details at Tamara de las Tormentas exhibicion Onirica.
For our spanish language readers :
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.