Monday, 14 September 2009

Critical Studies:

An interview with Sara Fanelli about her main influences on her work.
An interview with Sara Fanelli: (Varoom03/ march 07/ interview by Steven Heller)
Sara Fanelli explains how her dream-like images are drawn from a rice gene of pool of mythology, literature, art and playfulness and how her philosophically inclined imagination has created a body of work that challenges and delights in equal measures, also she gives personal interpretation and visual comments to texts rather then merely literal description.

When you sit down to make art, what do you want to come out of it, and are you sure at the outset, what it is that will come out?
I definitely love the element of accident and surprise which is a gift of the process of making images, especially in a relatively old fashioned technique like collage. Cutting the wrong shape; spilling ink; covering mistakes. How I do plan a general composition, so that I have a guide for the happy mistakes. In fact, playfulness in the work (as in life) is so important that if there wasn't an element of it with its surprises, I wouldn't enjoy making pictures as much as I do.

I sent an email to Sara Fanelli and asked about her main influences on her work.
I have found a website about her trick of the trade

An email from Matthew Richardson-

Hi Liz

Sorry it’s taken a while to reply, but I've been v busy with one thing and another. Below are some answers to your questions:

What method to use on your images?
I use a combination of drawing and collage

How your images made?
I start the images by accumulating appropriate materials - found photos, textures etc and also by drawing the idea. I then scan the drawings and the bits and pieces and assemble and finish the illustration in photoshop.

They hand made or digital?
A bit of both! (See above)

How big are your images?
I usually work at scale - so about A4 - A3

Who influences you?
Things influence me as much as artists. I collect lots of bits and pieces from charity shops. I like old objects and cultural artefacts - game boards, books, figurines, commemorative plates, etc. If I had to name a couple of artists that I'm interested in at the moment, I might say Hannah Hoch, Cranach, Franz West, and Simon Starling

I hope these help. If you need any other information, please email me again
Best wishes
PS I will probably meet you in January as I'm coming in a day a week to work with year 1!

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