Curly-haired Brazilian artist Vanessa Rosa is buzzing with energy and excitement when she speaks about the multitude of ideas she is working on: many are collaborations, others are solo projects. A history and science enthusiast, Vanessa notes: ”Leonardo Da Vinci said, ‘Painting is a mental activity.’ What I like to do is translate into an image an array of concepts, being it social activism, history, science, or whatever else.”
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Passionate about people with passions, I write about artists, their lives and artistic journeys; sometimes, I post my musings on exhibitions that speak to me.
I don't believe in critiquing, but I believe in connecting. Knowing someone better hopefully leads to understanding, which also gives rise to a connection (intellectual, emotional or spiritual). People, who establish such a link with an artist, are more likely to want to live with their art. And, not only, often buying an artwork is a gesture of support for the artists we like and encouragement to keep creating.
To quote Swiss curator, artist and art historian Harald Szeemann, "If the personal relationship is taken out, the dimension of intimacy, then the museum and art business gradually starts to become annoying."
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