This Week We Invite: Eric Medina
Eric works from his studio in Mexico and we ask him to describe his work in a couple of sentences:
"I am still one of the enamored ones with the work, pleasure and love that represent the visual arts, and more especially about painting and sculpture.
In a world defined by the diversity, I have to be consequent and assume and propose a multiple glance: the nature requests certain way to watch it; the mythological beings a different one. My works try to reflect this, and all they are linked by the thread of the wonder caused by the reality.
In a world that has a ‘wild and strange heart’, as David Lynch said, who we dedicated ourselves to this work must search for there be place for the eyes that look for the beauty and the love"
Describe a typical day ? For a reason I can't understand, I wake up more tired than when I lie to sleep. Then, the Wonder begins.
In your studio – what’s the first thing you see? (be honest- I can see an empty packet of chocolate digestives!) I see, through the window of my studio, a lime tree that lives in a couple of square meters that I call my garden.
Which artist living or dead would you like to meet and why? Hieronymus Bosch, so I could ask him to explain at least several of his astounding figures.
Cats or dogs? Birds. I love to watch them.
Tell us a surprising thing about you? At least this is surprising to myself: I like the same things I loved when I was a child (to draw, animals and the feminine side of the world)
Name your idle pleasure? To make love
Recommend a book? I recommend, to anyone I love, to read Alexis Zorba, The Greek, of Nikos Kazantzakis
What helps you to focus? Baroque music
What would your top tip be for the year – to yourself or to others? Considering the situation of my country, I just would say: hang on
What are you looking forward to in the next year I have noticed that I'm learning day to day, so I can tell that I will do the things I used to do better
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Follow Eric on Instagram: @ericmedinart