Before coming up with an idea for the intro, I normally write a couple of notes on the main topics of the interview. For this one, I covered one page and a half and the only reason why notes were not longer is because I gave up. I gave up trying to write down everything Lucia Pizzani shared about her decades-long body of work and I accepted the fact I would have to relisten to the interview again and again.
For this episode of the The Talking Canvas Podcast, I was lucky enough to speak to Caracas-born London-based multimedia artist Lucia Pizzani.
A traveler of cultures and time, Lucia’s first encounter with art took place – almost inevitably - during an unconventional childhood. Things could have hardly been different, with two high-profile artists as parents.
This very peculiar family setting taught Lucia how to live at the intersection: between cultures, countries, ways of living. Split between a highly modern and extremely wealthy Caracas of the 70s and Paris, capital of the old world, Lucia first headed for New York in her 20s before coming to London, where she has been for the past 14 years.
Her studies in Visual Communication, Conservation Biology and Fine Arts shaped her work, which is now very much defined by a profound reflection on gender, body, and nature.
With Lucia, we discuss about how her work for an environmental NGO in Venezuela helped her find her own artistic voice, how to visually represent something intangible like emotions or change, and why it is important to make art with everything that’s available.
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