EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW SERIES- ANA PINA (JULY 2011) BELOW:
Your drawings are simple but extremely expressive. This is the kind of simplicity that is hard to get… What mediums do you use to create your original drawings and why do you prefer them?
I use pen and paper. I think of it as a challenge - what can you say/express with the least amount of materials - not only distilling my images but the medium itself. You can’t hide behind globes of paint or layers of medium- you can see every hand made mark. Lately I love looking at drawings, graphite, pen & paper works - the ability to see the artists hand is a delight, you can see the thought process that went into making, the energy and spirit. So much art these days seems to advocate disguising the maker, hiding the human-ness of your work. I encourage the opposite - show every smudge, mark, line that you make, the key is in knowing how to make those marks count.
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