|The Spanish artist working in his studio photographed by Susan Bell. Courtesy of Halycon Gallery|
|A Second Implication by Ernesto Canovas. Courtesy of Halycon Gallery|
|Difference in the Expressive Function of Current Events|
|Green Room. Courtesy of Halycon Gallery|
|Conspiracy. Courtesy of Halycon Gallery|
1. Where did you grow up and does this place still influence your artwork? I grew up in Barcelona and I’m sure there is some Mediterranean influence in my work, somehow.
2. Why did you choose painting and drawing as your artistic métier? Drawing, painting and photography give me the chance to manipulate the image the way I want it and create something new but I am also considering others mediums as a form of expression. I like to keep an open mind.
3. What aspect of painting and drawing gives you the most happiness? I think there is not a specific point for me that gives me happiness (love and hate) it is the whole process, from the first idea or the sketch to the final “brush mark”.
4. What do you find the most challenging aspect of your work? To create something that will fully satisfy me.
|Systematic Ambiguity. Halycon Gallery|
6. Describe your studio and whether you have a set schedule of working everyday? Or is the process more fluid? I’m very flexible when it comes to studio work, sometimes I can be there from 7am and spend all day at the studio, or I will just stay home reading and doing some research …somedays a walk in the park will do.
7. Do you find your creative process is more rational or instinctive? I work ninety per cent instinctively, ten per cent rationally but at the end of the day it all makes sense…I think!
8. How would you describe working as a contemporary artist in Europe today? Europe has a great diversity and awareness from South to North…East to West. It is a good place to be for as an artist.
9. Is there a particular town or place in the world you find inspiring? As I have mentioned before big cities full of energy are always inspiring to me.
10. In our digital age, what do painting and drawing give us as art forms? I consider myself a post-analog painter. I used digital image manipulation before I translated it to painting so drawing and painting for me is just one part of my process…maybe drawing and painting give us the human touch the we connect with.
Multiplied by Ernesto Canovas runs from February16th until March 13th 2016 at Halycon Gallery:144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7100 7144 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm and Sunday: 11am-5pm: www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/ernesto-canovas-multiplied