Interview with artist Ale Osollo

Artist: Ale Osollo

What is important in an artist’s attitude towards art that makes the piece of art outstanding?

When creating an artwork, I become a part of the piece. I leave the noise of the everyday behind and concentrate on the here and now. I am present. I feel it. One of the best experiences is immersing my hands in whichever material I am working with at the time. I enjoy the sensation of handling a piece of clay, for example. Like a blank canvas, it’s not until an artist uses their hands and tunes into their emotions that it becomes something special. It is a way to express your feelings, embrace them and be aware. Like the saying, “cooked with love”, I create with love.

“When creating an artwork, I become a part of the piece. I leave the noise of the everyday behind and concentrate on the here and now. I am present. I feel it.” ~ Ale Osollo

Why are you inspired by magic fantasy?

Magic fantasy is my source of light. For me, it is alive and also lives in me.

“Pelele”, Mixed media on canvas, 2018

How do you feel every time you get inspired?

Every time I am inspired, I get goose bumps. The pores of my skin change and my cells rejoice!

En El Mismo Barco”, Mixed media on canvas, 2020

What is your favourite process?

My favourite process is the middle part between imagining and landing a concept. It is where ideas rain down, and my mind searches desperately and quickly for the materials to turn these thoughts into reality. It’s the process of imagining what the concept must be, the order that my puzzle needs to be solved to make a composition.

What is an unexpected tool / equipment that you discovered to make your art?

Well, life presents different things to me, the most usual thing is a brush, but due to my multiple art activities, I have had to force myself to find everything. I have gone through homemade spatulas, rollers, mops, brooms, mirrors, threads and fabrics. In terms of liquids, it is a huge list since every day I explore new ones. I love going to the hardware store or learning about different processes and materials. It is forever a learning experience. This is why I am fascinated by my artistic friends and acquaintances as they share their techniques, and I share mine.

Whose art influences you the most?

Van Gogh was a passionate, misunderstood being. He saw beyond this world which distorted his impressionist works in a very heartfelt way. I admire him a lot.

“Rarely are things black and white.” ~ Ale Osollo

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