An Interview with Raúl Lara Naranjo.
Who and where are you from?
My name is Raúl Lara Naranjo and from Spain.
What brought you to Art?
I believe art is in all of us, all children's in school draw and color, some of them stop doing it and others keep, I never stopped and that brought me into art slowly but surely.
What is your driving force?
My driving force is art itself and the possibility it gives me to express different thoughts and ideas through the canvas.
What kind of work you do and why?
I work figurative and abstract paints, I need and use them both in different ways and to me they complement each other and join through the "body" of the canvas, the characteristic texture that I have developed.
Tell us more about your thought process.
As I said before I work figurative and abstract and I approach them in opposite ways. In my figurative work human being is the only thing it matters to me, in my recent works I try to represent what we are and others see but also the side of ourselves that only we know, that idea can be extrapolated to the actual global society with all the social media and again what we really are and what we show through media and the contraposition between our "on and off line" lives. My abstract is inspired most of the times in nature, I just focus on colors and textures, I kind of feel more free keeping apart all the philosophical side and just trying to focus on the aesthetic side of art.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
I would say Miquel Barceló, I really love the colors he use and the textures almost all of his paints have, something (the texture) which is key in my work.
For more of Raúl Lara Naranjo Check the links below:
Website :- www.raullara.net
Instagram :- https://www.instagram.com/raullaranet/
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