Jezel ∞ (painting)

 


You can read this interview listening “If I Could” of Pat Metheny


Jezel is a London-born artist living in Paris. In this post I have decided on the model interview. I think Jezel is a sincere person, direct and sound principles. Jezel is a London born artist living in Paris. In this post, I have decided to use the model of an interview. I think Jezel is a sincere person, direct, with strong principles.

Hola Jezel, let's start the interview. Hello Jezel, we will begin the interview

Hi Rodrigo, when you want. Hello Rodrigo, when you want.

R.- In your paintings a part of your family heritage is appreciated, doesn't it? R.- In your paintings a part of your family background is appreciated. Isn´t it?

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J.- I have a mix of cultures. I am a descendant of Caribbean Indians, French and African. I am a British artist born in London who lives in Paris and has traveled extensively. As you can see, Inspiration comes from different sources. It is universal. My mother always encouraged me and taught me the main techniques of painting as a child. J.- I have a mix cultural heritage; I am of Caribe Indian, French and African descendant; I am a British Artist, born in London and living in Paris and I have travelled a lot. So as you can see, the inspiration comes from several sources. It is Universal. My Mother gave me encouragement and some principle technics when I was a child.

R.- Bright colors, Cheerful. It seems as if deseases capture a specific moment, Which one?? R.-Bright, cheerful colors. It seems that you want to catch a specific time. What?

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J.- My work has evolved in recent years, is more complex, has more motion, horizons are deeper compared to my previous work. The light has become more prevalent and more present, result of the study of nature with different lighting. Now I incorporate the early morning light, the light of the afternoon and early sunset. It is the result of using warmer tones sometimes. Nature changes under different types of light during the day, and therefore, other atmospheres are created. J.-My work has evolved in recent years, more complex, more movement, deeper horizons, compared to my earlier works. The light has become more predominant and more present, as I have studied nature in different lighting. I now incorporate the light of the early morning, the light of the afternoon and early sunset; this has resulted in me using warmer tones at times. Nature changes under the different types of light during the day, therefore creating other types of atmospheres.

R.- Why normally opt for acrylic paints? R.- Why you opt for acrylic paint normally?

J.- I like working with acrylic because it is a spontaneous medium, that matches my personality. It helps me get my main ideas without hesitation. It is also quick drying and rich vivid colors. But at the same time, much of my work involves secondary layers of brush and knife strokes in order to achieve textures, layers and movement in my work. Mixes for impact acrylic texture with thickeners such as brightness, etc. developed and reworking the painting to come to life. J.- I enjoy working with acrylic because it is a spontaneous medium, which corresponds to my personality. It helps me to get my primary ideas down without hesitation. It is also quick to dry and has strong rich colors. But at the same time, much of my secondary work involves several layers of brush and knife strokes in order to achieve texture, layers and movement in my work. I mix the acrylic for textured effect with thickeners such as gloss etc. working and reworking the painting until the subject comes to life.

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R.- You live in Paris, essentially a large city? Where do you get your inspiration for the paintings we can see in this post? R.-Lives in Paris, essentially a large urban city. Where did you get the inspiration for the paintings we can see in this post?

J.- Paris is not a concrete jungle. Paris has a lot of beautiful parks, gardens and even some wild waterfalls in some of these parks. Not all gardens are artificial. Anyway, if I want to leave Paris, se tarda 15 minute drive to see the field. I have traveled throughout France and have seen many cities. I have traveled to Europe many times and have been to many Caribbean islands and parts of northern Africa. Therefore, My inspiration can come from my own garden, a Parisian park, a rainforest, a coastline, the British countryside and elsewhere. J.- Paris is not a concrete jungle. Paris has a lot of beautiful parks, gardens and has even some cascades in some wild parks. Not all the parks are artificially landscaped. Regardless, if I want to leave Paris, it takes 15 minutes by car to see the countryside. I have travelled all over France and seen many cities. I have travelled many times through Europe and I have been to many the Caribbean Islands and parts of North Africa. So my inspiration can come from my own back garden, a Parisian Park, a tropical rain forest, a coastline, the British countryside, anywhere.

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R.- Do you remember your visit to Florence? What did it mean for you? R.-Do you remember about your visit to Florence? Did it mean for you?

J.- I went to Florence as part of my studies in art when I was 16 years. I was overwhelmed by its beauty and monumental heritage 14 ages. As most people know, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. Leaving London to visit Florence was as if back in time. A young student surrounded by the most wonderful art and architecture. Discover a place with some of the greatest treasures in the world and I was overwhelmed by its beauty. Following this trip, I became passionate about the Renaissance. J.- I went to Florence as part of my Art studies when I was 16. I was overwhelmed by its beauty and its 14 century heritage. As most people know, Florence is the birthplace of the renaissance. To leave London to visit Florence, was as though I was going back into time. As a young student, I was surrounded by most marvelous of art and architecture. I discovered a platform for some of the greatest treasures in the world and I was overwhelmed by this beauty. Following this trip, I became passionate about the renaissance period.

R.- And your visit to Spain? R.- And your visit to Spain?

J.- With 20 years I traveled by car from Paris with a group of friends for up to Almeria Spain, surrounded by the most amazing scenery. Almeria has a unique landscape, beautiful and breathtakingly. A striking landscape, Rock Formations, hidden coves, sometimes desert. From that moment, I decided I wanted to express my own lyricism, my own emotions and combine it with my life experience through nature; in landscapes and seascapes. J.- In my early 20’s, I travelled from Paris by car with a group of friends through Spain until we arrived in Almeria, where I was surrounded by the most amazing landscapes. Almeria has a unique, beautiful and breathless landscape. It has a surprising landscape, with its rock formations, hidden coves, sometimes dessert like formation. From that moment it time, I decided that I wanted to express my own lyricism, my own emotions and combine that with my life experience through nature; landscapes and seascapes.

R.- Do you think a painter born, or made? R.- Do you think a painter… born or made?

J.- Obviously, techniques are required, skills and understand the materials. I've always said that my mother taught me my primary skills until I went to study arts. Later, I have developed my own message through my experiences and my personal interpretation of how I see nature. Initial taught me techniques that I have developed through trial daily, and observation error. J.- You obviously need basic technics, skills and to understand the products. I have always said, that my Mother taught me my primary skills until I went on to study the Arts. Afterwards, I developed my own message through my experiences and my personal interpretation of how I see nature. The initial technics that were taught to me have been worked and developed every day through trial, error and observation.

R.- What is for you a work of art? R.- What´s for you a work of art?

J.- I can not define what is or what is not a work of art! It is subjective. It is the individual interpretation of what we see when a workpiece and the judge looks on our social origin, cultural heritage, political or religious, etc. Como dijo Oscar Wilde “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” All I can say is that I am open to many forms, periods and styles of art sculpture, architecture, Photo, paint, etc. Something has to reach me or touch me, whether texture, ambient, theme, the art or color. J.- It is not for me to define what is or what is not a work of art! It is subjective. It is the individual interpretation of what he/she sees when he looks upon a piece of work and judges with his social background, his cultural heritage, his religious or political views etc; and as Oscar Wild once said “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. All I can say is that I am very open to many forms, periods and styles of Art in sculpture, architecture, photography, painting etc. Something has to move me or touch me, whether it is the texture, the atmosphere, the subject, the technic or the color.

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R.- What would you like to accomplish with your paint? R.- What would you like to achieve with your paint?

J.- I do not want to think negatively or be self-analytical when I'm painting. I will not question what I'm doing. I want to be true to my inner vision of how I see nature. I want to be true to my soul and honest with myself, my feelings and my passion. I want to convey that in a blank canvas. That's it! J.- I don’t want to think negative or be self-analytic when I am painting. I don’t want to question what I am doing. I want to be true to my inner vision of how I see nature. I want to be true to my soul and honest with myself, my feelings and my passion. I want to transmit that onto a blank canvas. That’s it!

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R.- Who are your favorite artists? R.- Who are your favorite artists?

J.- I like lots of picture, sculpture and architecture of the Italian Renaissance and I am particularly passionate about Impressionism; Many, Degas, Gauguin. My favorite artist is Claude Monet Impressionist movement. I especially like the American artist Joan Mitchell who lived and died in Paris (1925-1992). She was one of the founders of abstract impressionism developing second generation technology. Most of his best works were made while in Paris. I find his work particularly expressive and poignant. Joan Mitchell was one of the few female artists who have contributed to this movement and its main theme was landscape painting. J.- I like a lot of paintings, sculpture and architecture from the Italian Renaissance and I am particularly passionate about the impressionist period; Many, Degas, Gauguin. My preferred artist of the Impressionist movement is Claude Monet. I particularly like the American artist Joan Mitchell who lived and died in Paris (1925-1992). She was one of the co-founders of Abstract Impressionism of the second generation and developed the technic. Most of her best works were done whilst she was in Paris. I find her work particularly expressive and moving. Joan Mitchel was one of the few female artists that contributed to this movement and her principle theme was landscape painting.

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R.- If you could own a piece of art, What would be? R.- If you could own a piece of art, what would it be?

J.- If I were a billionaire, I would like to be Dueñas “Las amapolas salvajes” 1873 o de “The Artist's Garden at Giverny” 1900 de Claude Monet. J.- If I was a multimillionaire I would like to own “The Wild Poppies” 1873 or, "The Artist's Garden at Giverny" 1900 by Claude Monet.

R.- What are you working on now? R.- What are you working on?

J.- You'll see one day. J.- You will see one day.

R.- What are your artistic ambitions? R.- What are your artistic ambitions?

J.- Follow Master Warning: “Paint as you see nature. If not perceive its own criteria, you will never be a painter, and no teaching can change. A painter must work their own problems in art, as everyone has to work on their own life problems “, de Claude Monet. J.- To follow the Master advice; “Paint as you see nature yourself. If you don’t see nature right with an individual feeling, you will never be a painter, and all the teaching cannot make you one. A painter must work out his own problem in his art, as everyone must work out his own problems in life” Quote by Claude Monet.

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R.- What is your dream? R.- Whats your dream?

J.- Open an art gallery in London, Tokyo and New York where I sell my own art. J.- To open a gallery in London, Tokyo and New York and sell my art myself.

R.- Usually finish tus written, and text messages with the word Peace, Why? Do you think that is possible in a world like today? R.- Usually end your writings, messages and items with the word Peace. Why? ; Do you think it is possible in a world like today?

J.- Did you know that the word “peace” has been used since the beginning of time, as a greeting or farewell in many cultures? Peace, means many things, as goodness, tolerance, respect, goodwill, Calm, serenity and tranquility. It should be no surprise when I show my respect to my posts. As for the second part of your question, I advise you to read “White” written by a great philosopher of the Enlightenment; Voltaire, and pay particular attention to the message of Voltaire in his conclusion: Peace J.- Did you know that the word “Peace” has been used since the beginning of time, as a greeting or a farewell in many cultures? Peace means many things such as kindness, tolerance, respect, goodwill, calm, serenity and tranquility. It should not come of a surprise when I show my respect in my messages. With regards to the second part of your question, I would advise you to read “Candid” by a great Philosopher from the enlightenment period; Voltaire and pay particular attention to Voltaire’s message in his conclusion. Peace

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R.- I usually add in my post, a song. What would you like? R.- I use in my post, a song. What would you like?

J.- When I work, I have to listen to jazz background. This has always been so, it opens my mind and my spirit free. Therefore, I would prefer a piece of music Jazz. J.- When I work, I need to hear jazz in the background. This has always been the case, as it opens my mind and frees my spirit. I therefore would prefer a piece of Jazz music.

R. Thanks Jezel. I wish you success in your career. Peace. R.- Thank you very much Jezel. I wish you success in your artistic career. Peace

J.- Thank you so much, Rodrigo. Peace J.- Thank you very much, Rodrigo. Peace

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