Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Interview with Natalie Reis

q)What is your name?

a)Natalie Reis

q) Where do you live and work?

a)Montreal, Quebec

q)What is your creative process like?

a)Creating inventive narratives with found images and my own photos through painting and drawing

q)What is your favorite medium?

a)Drawing and painting

q)What is your current favorite subject?

a)Female figures found in the media and on the internet, such as murderers, victims and saints

q)How long does it take for you to finish a piece?

a)It takes months to conceptualize a piece and a few weeks to execute it.

q)What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?

a)Dedicating myself to being an artist.

q)Are there any contemporary artists that you love?

a)Kati heck, Kent Henricksen

q)Can we buy your art anywhere?

a)Right now, from me. In 2009 from Galerie Trois Points in Montreal.

q)Anything that people should know about that we don't??


q)What is your best piece of advice for those who would like to rise in their level of artistry?

a)Stick to it. Challenge yourself and others.

q)What inspires you to keep going when the work gets frustrating or tough?

a)Being inspired by good work. Lights a fire inside of me and a desire to push my own work further.

q)How do you describe your work to those who are unfamiliar with it?

a)Conceptual figurative art

q)What kind of training did you have which helped you achieve your current level of artistry?

a)I completed a masters in fine arts, assisted an artist in Brazil for 2 months and a Montreal/New York based artist for the last 3 years.

q)Is there a tool or material that you can't imagine living without?

a)Primsmacolour dark grey pencil crayons

q)Who are your influences?

a)Great historical painters (Caravaggio and Rubens for instance)

q)What inspires you to create?

a)Found images on the web and the media along with random things on the street

q)…Your contacts…

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