Ana Clerici is a mind-blowing Argentinian artist! She has been living in Barcelona for 3 years now.
How would you describe yourself?
Lonely, sensitive, creative, strong-willed.
How would you describe your art?
I try to get a little out of what is repeated a lot on the internet. Do something different. Innovate. Propose a new texture. If I had to describe it in 3 words it would be: Power, Strength, texture.
How would you describe your field?
Always around femininity, softness, color and sensuality
What do you want to say through your art?
I try that my work transmits strength, color, motivation and inspiration to the people who see it
What / Who inspires you?
I am quite inspired by the work of some friends who are photographers. Also classical painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, I love their works and they were a great inspiration when I started painting.
Does your work comment on your social or political issues?
Yes. Currently we are experiencing a very strong change regarding feminism and the current approach that we give to feminine power. Luckily we are much more empowered than we were a few years ago, and we are going for more. My works try to reflect that feminine force that I don’t want to ever stop growing.
What obstacles have you faced?
When you want to live from art, it is all very difficult. The fact that people are interested in your work is not an easy thing. There is a lot on offer and many good artists everywhere, and with much more visibility than before on the internet. Likewise, my biggest obstacle is dealing with some owners of large galleries or businesses that claim to keep the highest credit for the work they exhibit. In general there is little appreciation of the artist and a lot of ambition.
What is the best advice you could give to someone entering the same industry as you?
May you never stop creating. Creativity is in us but it is also exercised. The more you create, the more you grow and the more your work benefits.
On a more pragmatic level have you been supported during your project?
Always. The people who support me are those who give value to my art, who buy my works and collaborate with the growth of a small business, those who understand that living from art is very difficult and collaborate from their small place. Every gesture, however small it may be, is super important for the growth of an artist, and I will always be infinitely grateful for that ♥