She has received the Auguste Rodin prize, hosted a tv program and few weeks ago one of her works, a 70 thousand usd painting, was stolen from a Pasadena private collection. In this interview the Chilean artist set in Concepcion, answers it all.
How do you feel about the art market? I am intellectually interested, I studied art history so I am supposed to be able to put a price on a painting, but I think I am mostly concerned with the inner quality of a product and not its fame or with whom the painter is friends with. I think we should be allowed to have an opinion and not be dependent on what others think, so I have a sort of critical approach.
What’s up with your name? Ha! People are always wondering about that, De las Tormentas (of the Storm) it’s my actual last name, not a pseudonym. My daughter, who is a filmmaker, enjoys making puns with it, she was the one who named our tv show Pintando en la Tormenta (Painting in the Storm), and she also happens to be the director. You seem to be very close to your family? Yes, very close to them all, I also have an excellent relationship with my son in law. Really? Yes, people don’t believe us, but he is like a son to me, I get him cookies, I cook his favorite meals. For instance, he has written a series of child short stories, and I have illustrated them. We are super close.
You seem like a happy person, what do you want to communicate with your art? I want to communicate emotions, personal thoughts, ideas I explore on my daily life. I want to share the beauty that’s around us.
She also said that, with abstract painting, she can make emotional and personal statements, “many times people say that abstract art is nothing, but I believe in my experience and that the evoked feelings are transmitted clearly, there are several of my paintings in that I sought to communicate an emotion in the first look, and in a second look a conflicting emotion, and spectators rea not aware of this intention, are completely capable of discovering these emotions, ” she added.
Despite being away from the spotlights and concentrating on her art, during this year, Tamara wants to carry out some activities to spread her extensive artistic work. “I decided to make some changes, I realized that, in my own land, my art is not known, so I will do some exhibitions, we are studying together with the Rural Village Corporation and the Conception of Art, to make an exhibition of my works in the Windsor Room, I think it is an important step to work the closeness and knowledge with the community, ”he said. You can visit her exhibition online here, extra details at Tamara de las Tormentas: exhibicion Onirica – La Concepcion del Arte.
For our spanish language guests :
Tamara de las Tormentas, artista visual de la octava region, residente en Chiguayante, con mas de treinta anos de experiencia en la pintura abstracta, paisajes, oleos y grafito. Se ha desempenado en diversas areas, siendo tambien conductora del programa de Television “Conversando con Tamara” y actriz y productora ejecutiva de la pelicula una “Opera Prima”.
La destacada artista visual chilena Tamara de las Tormentas recibio el premio Auguste Rodin a las Artes Visuales de manos de la directora del Centro Cultural de Tome Valeria Gajardo. La Concepcion del Arte ha sido la entidad organizadora de la exhibicion Onirica y proximamente de la exposicion Dualidades.