Amelia Wood ∞ (Painting)

 


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As a rule we usually see in art objects, landscapes and faithful representations of reality. When an artist has the ability to create a work of art as real, then, of course, admit that this is a talented artist. Such risks inclination that one can reject a less obvious and more subtle approach, the subjects in principle less understandable. I refer for example to abstract art. An art that takes us to the most essential and dispenses faithful reproduction or imitation of nature. Everything other than the consciousness of the artist, is rejected by the strict abstract art because this art proposes a new different reality to the natural.

When we stand before a work of this nature we must consider that the artist has his reasons for altering the appearance of what he sees, and we should not play what we observe, unless we are completely confident that it is the artist who is wrong and not us.

Generally, we tend to see objects, landscapes or true representations of reality in art, and when an artist has the ability to create a piece that is so true to life, so real, then, we naturally, make the assumption that they are a talented artist. With this view, runs a risk that ‘one’ may reject the less obvious and more subtle approach to art through other movements. I am referring to, for example, abstract art. Art that takes us to the most essential and prevents faithful reproduction or imitation of nature. Everything other than the consciousness of the artist can be rejected in abstract art because it proposes a new different natural reality.

When we stand before a work of this nature, we must bear in mind that the artist has his reasons for altering the appearance of what he sees, and we should not judge what we observe, unless we are absolutely sure that it is the painter who needs to be judged and not us. abstract art is so subjective that there is rarely a wrong or right answer

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If we see for example figure on the left created by Pablo Picasso, say is right stroke, drawing, and will not hesitate quality artist.

Observing the picture on the left created by Pablo Picasso for example, we would trust that it is correct, and we would not hesitate the quality of the artist.

As for the right image, unknown author would say that the most basic principles of drawing unless, of course, Also we are aware that we are referring to a work by Pablo Picasso.

Looking at the picture on the right, we would say that the artist does not know the most basic principles of drawing unless, of course, we are also aware that we are referring to a work of Pablo Picasso.

Let's face thus to abstract art with an open mind and perhaps open before us new sensations with his contemplation. Because we can be sure that them artists who are inclined to this kind of art, also known as amply draw or paint well with "correction"

Thus, let’s face abstract art with an open mind and perhaps welcome new sensations and views. We can be sure that the artists who are inclined to create this kind of art, also draw “well”, and/ or paint with “ learned skills”.

That said, then this article will bring the work of a London-born artist 1983 who currently lives in Oxford, "City of Dreaming Spires”, a term first used to describe the harmonious architecture of the university buildings in this city.

That said, I bring to this article, the work of a London artist, born in 1983 who currently lives in Oxford “The city of dreaming spires”, a term first used to describe the harmony in architecture of the university buildings in this city.

The name of our author Amelia Wood is a passionate abstract artist of the decade of the 80 disorder and vibrant European cities. Perhaps for this reason, strong colors play an important role in his works ranging from crowded streets of Europe or North America, to the favelas of Brazil. If you want to see in his work one of those crowded streets as we imagine, and you can forget and make that abstraction in your mind of which I spoke earlier:

The name of our artist is Amelia Wood. She is passionate about the music of the 80´s and a excellent abstract artist who loves the vibrant “clutter” of european cities. Maybe for this reason, strong colours plays an important role in her work ranging from crowded Europe streets and North America to the energetic slums of Brazil.

If you want to see in her work one of those crowded streets as we imagine, you can forget and visualice in your mind the abstraction of which we spoke of, above:

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Or if you want to appreciate the chaos and poverty of Brazil's favelas, yet the natural joy of the people, must introduce you squarely in the following paint Amelia and behold with your eyes and hear with your ears.

Or if you want to appreciate the chaos and poverty of the Brazilian favelas, but at the same time enjoy the natural joy of people that live there, you must observe the next painting of Amelia and contemplate the paint with your eyes and listen with your ears.

Las Favelas

As you can see, strong colors, bursts of vibrant color and use the way invade his work, introducing us largely on the personality of this London artist as can be seen in the following canvas:

As you can see, Amelia’s personality is brought to us through the use of her strong bursts of colour and her vibrant use of shape and form. This is represented in the following canvas.

Las Fallas

“Las Fallas” – Amelia Wood

R.- Amelia, thank you so much to let me make this interview and taking the time to tell us about you and your art.

R.- Amelia, thank you so much to let me make this interview and taking your time to talk about you and your art.

A.- You are welcome. Thank you very much for your kind words about my work and dedicate your time, I appreciate it very much

A.- You are most welcome. Thank you so much for all your kind words about my work and dedicating your time to me, I really appreciate it.

R.- When did you decide to art professionally and why

R.- When did you decide to dedicate professionally to art, and why?

A.- It has always been a dream for me to become an artist or, at least be involved in the creative world. The decision was not easy, however the reality meant I had to work very hard, take a huge risk and believing in my dream and what I wanted to achieve. Being close to 30 years, to work 9:00 to 17:00 well paid I was getting deeply unhappy and had a great impact on my decision. I know I'm still young so, with age on my side, a family that supports me and my passion for painting, I created my first abstract painting that was sold just two months later.

A.- It has always been a dream of mine to become and artist, or, certainly be involved in the creative world. The decision was an easy one however, the reality meant that I needed to work extremely hard, take a huge risk and believe in my dream and what I wanted to achieve. Approaching 30 and working 9-5 in a well paid job that was making me extremely unhappy had a huge impact on my decision. I know that I am still very young, so, with age on my side, a very supportive family and a passion to paint, I created my first abstract painting and sold it 2 months later.

R.-¿Crees that abstract art is an art understood by the general public?

R.- Do you think abstract art is understood by the general public?

A.- I do not know, I'm not sure. To be honest, (perhaps talking to myself), I do not know if it is always understood abstract art even by the artist himself. I work with feelings and emotions and think so, my work fits the criteria for this type of art but sometimes I think it's purely a name, and others that it is almost impossible to explain my work, to mention that people understand. Art is so subjective, it is difficult to answer this question. In short, Do you understand?, I do not, not provided, but if you had asked me if abstract art is accepted by the general public, then I would say yes, yes.

A.- I don’t know if abstract art will ever be understood by the public, Im not too sure whether it is meant to be understood. To be completely honest, (I may just be speaking for myself) I don’t know if it is always understood by the artist. For me, my work congers up feelings and emotion and so I find, that although my work ‘fits’ the criteria of “abstract art”, this is purely a name and I do feel that sometimes it is nearly impossible to explain my work, let alone get people to understand it. Art is so subjective, it is difficult to pin point an answer to this question. In short, is it “understood”?, no, not always, but, if you had asked me whether abstract art isacceptedby the general public, then, I think the answer would be yes.

R.- Can live art and more particularly abstract art?

R.- Is it possible to make a living being an artist, particularly an abstract artist?

A.- It is very difficult to make a living as a professional artist. I guess it all depends on your own expectations. I'm living my dream and I am the richest person in the world. I think I make a comfortable living being abstract artist is not easy and a lot of time and hard work is needed, but it can.

A.- It is very difficult to make a living from being a professional artist. I guess it all depends on what life style you would like to lead/live and your expectations. I’m living my dream, which, I feel, makes me the richest person on earth. I do think that one can make a comfortable living from being and abstract artist, its not easy and It takes a lot of time and hard work but it is possible.

R.- Where do you get your inspiration

R.- Where do you get your inspiration?

A.- I was born in 83, and I have a great passion for the years 80, especially with the movement "New Age". Most of my inspiration comes from this time. I am an abstract artist and I love painting architectures, for some reason (possibly because of my obsession with Miami Vice and 80/90 Americans) I want to produce a large number of street scenes and American beaches. But years 80 mi are the only inspiration, I'm a city girl from head to toe and I love being surrounded by the city lights, sounds, smells and chaos. Walking with my sketchbook, look people in cafes, also inspires me. New Orleans, New York, Miami, are the most inspiring places in the world for me. I'm in love with America, but I'm born and raised in London, mi amor example, and quite possibly my main source of inspiration.

A.- Born in 83 and with a huge passion for the 80s especially the ‘New Wave’ pop movement, I find that most of my inspiration and drive for creating art comes from this era. I am an abstract artist and I adore painting various architecture and for some reason (possibly my obsession for Miami Vice and all 80s/90s Americana) I seem to produce quite a few American street and beach scenes. The 1980s is not my only inspiration, I am a city girl through and through and love nothing more than being surrounded by city lights, sounds, smells and chaos. Armed with my sketchbook, watching people and cafe hopping is what drives me. New Orleans, New York and Miami are the most inspirational places in the world for me, I am in love with America, however, being a born and bred Londoner, she is my first love and quite possibly, my main inspiration.

R.- ¿You would ask a spectator when viewing your job?

R.- What would you ask a spectator when he sees your work?

A.- I'm always intrigued to know what people see in my work. What forms are? ¿Ven gente? Are pets?. I love the mind of people and their interpretation, I love it!

A.- I am always intrigued to find out what images people notice in my work. What shapes do they see? Do they see people? Animals? I adore people’s brains and interpretations. I love it!

R. ¿Es tu-art art a transgressor?

R.- Is your art transgressive?

A.- I see my work as a transgressor. On the contrary , I think I will not take too much with the "modern society", and perhaps even visible in some tilt my art transgressive. More than transgressive, I'd say it's cheeky.

A.- I don’t view my work as transgressive, however, I guess that I don’t conform too much to ‘todays society’ so, in that way, one may notice my slightly disobedient ways in my art. I would call it cheeky.

R.- If you had to save one of your works of a hypothetical total destruction, which would save? Why?

R.- If you had to save one of your works from total destruction, hypothetically speaking, which painting would it be and why.

A.- In January I created a painting called "Poolside 5:00 a.m." (“5 a.m poolside”). I loved it and the idea of ​​selling it broke my heart. I went to my father and said: "Dad, I can not miss this, just do not want to sell it, I want to keep "and his response was: "Well conserve it" so all my worries disappeared. It is a different work at my job, the colors are hazy, is subtle. It is a reminder to me that I can also create "silent" pictures. This table (“5am Poolside”) "Bring me to the land" Calm me me "fends". I would save this as the only paint that has saved me.

A.- In January, I created a painting called ‘5am Poolside’. I fell in love with it and the thought of parting with it or selling it, broke my heart. I turned to my father and said “Pa, I cant let this one go, I just don’t want to sell it, I want to keep it” and his response was “So, keep it” and all my worries went. It is different from a lot of my work, the colours are misty and subtle. It is a gentle reminder that I am capable of creating ‘quieter’ paintings. 5am Poolside ‘brings me down to earth’, it calms me and ‘keeps me in check’. I would save this painting as its the only one that has saved me.

"5 a.m Poolside" - Amelia Wood

“5 a.m Poolside” – Amelia Wood

 

R.- What would you recommend to young artists who dedicate their lives torn between art, or study journalism, right, Medicine?

R.- What would you recommend to young artists who hesitate between devoting their life to art and choose to study journalism, law or medicine, for example?

A.- Follow your dream. What's the worst that can happen? Feel the fear.

A.- Chase your dream. Whats the worse that can happen? Feel the fear!

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R.- How is Amelia off work, at home, in their leisure time, or with friends?

R.-What do you like to do in your spare time when you are not working?

A.- My friends play a very important part in my life. Without them I would be lost. I'm usually with my friends frequently, taking a relaxing coffee, one night of the glasses dancing. I also love food and I eat at a restaurant whenever I can. I also need my own space and I'm happy to be in my own company. I enjoy visiting galleries, exhibitions and art centers, here is where I get a lot of my inspiration and when I'm not in Oxford, I usually travel with my family to London.

A.- My friends play a very important part of my life and without them I would be lost. I am always socialising with them, whether I am having a relaxing coffee or a night out with a GnT and crazy dancing. I love food and so I love to eat out at restaurants whenever possible. I also love my own space so I am also happy being in my own company. I enjoy visiting galleries, exhibitions and art centres, this is where I get a lot of my inspiration and if i’m not in Oxford, I am back home with my family in London.

R.- Your attraction to the music of the 80 I share, and frecuenncia with which the articles in this blog are accompanied by a musical theme, leads me to ask you to choose a song to accompany this story. What would you choose?

R. Your attraction to music from the 80s that I share, and the frecuency with which the articles in this blog are accompanied by a musical theme, leads me to ask you to choose a song to accompany this story. What would you choose?

A.- Pet Shop Boys, “It’s a sin”

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R.- Amelia thank you very much for your time.

R.-Thank you for your time Amelia

A.- Thanks Rodrigo, the pleasure was all mine.

A.- Thank you Rodrigo! The pleasure is all mine! x

 

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