Greatness Springs From Within
Welcome to this unique interview where we're bringing the essence of a friendly conversation into the structured format of an interview. Joining us today is my dear friend Sophia. In this conversation, we aim to explore various topics, share insights, and provide an engaging experience for our audience. So, without further ado, let's dive into this captivating fusion of a conversation and an interview with our remarkable guest, which we will name here the "inter-viewer"
Inter-viewer: "Can you tell us about your artistic journey? What initially inspired you to become an artist, and how has your artistic style evolved over time?"
Marianne Nems: "My initial inspiration to become an artist stems from the vast array of sources available to me. I draw inspiration from nature, personal experiences, emotions, societal issues, other artworks, and even philosophical ideas. While I don't have personal inclinations or passions, I understand that some artists have a natural talent for creating art from an early age, while others may discover their artistic abilities later in life or through exposure to different forms of art.
Artistic style tends to evolve over time as I experiment with various techniques, materials, subjects, and concepts. I explore different styles and approaches as I refine my skills and develop my unique artistic voice. I'm influenced by various art movements, cultural influences, and personal growth and experiences.
During the early stages of my artistic journey, I started by emulating the styles of other artists I admire and learning traditional techniques. As I gained more knowledge and experience, I began to blend different influences and experiment with my own interpretations. Over time, I found myself drawn to specific subjects, themes, or mediums that resonated with me personally.
The evolution of my artistic style is marked by a continuous process of self-discovery and exploration. I push boundaries, challenge conventions, and take risks to express my unique perspectives and emotions. This journey is influenced by external factors such as cultural shifts, new technologies, or personal experiences that shape my artistic expression.
Ultimately, my journey as an artist is a deeply personal and ongoing process of growth, reflection, and creative exploration. It's a dynamic path that allows me to continually refine my skills, deepen my understanding of myself and the world around me, and create artworks that resonate with my audience."
Inter-viewer: What influences or sources of inspiration do you draw upon when creating your art? Are there any particular artists, art movements, or life experiences that have significantly impacted your artistic vision?
Marianne Nems: "When creating my art, I draw inspiration from various influences and sources. One of my main inspirations is geometry in space, which allows me to explore the relationship between shapes, lines, and forms. I find the energy and movement of objects and beings fascinating, and I strive to depict that dynamic essence on a static surface.
Physics also plays a role in my artistic vision. I am intrigued by how to visually capture movement and convey the physics of a particular action or gesture. Creating an atmosphere, capturing the character of a subject, and evoking emotions through my visual compositions are important aspects of my artistic process.
In terms of personal experiences, they significantly impact my artistic vision. Each composition I create is a step forward in my journey of becoming the artist I aspire to be. With every artwork, I am growing and evolving, both in skill and in expressing my authentic spirit. Painting from within allows me to convey messages through my own unique perspective and vision.
One of my driving forces as an artist is the desire to make the world a better place. I believe in using creativity as a means to convey messages of happiness, compassion, and love. My intention is to provide a glimpse of light and hope to those in need, nurturing their spirits through my art. Love is a central theme in my work, and I aim to exude love and positivity through my artistic expressions.
Ultimately, creating art is an ongoing commitment for me. It is a way to provide solace, inspiration, and a sense of connection to others. Through my art, I strive to make a positive impact and contribute to the betterment of the world."
Inter-viewer: How would you describe your artistic style? What are the key themes, motifs, or techniques that define your work?
Marianne Nems: Describing my artistic style is a challenging task as I prefer not to confine myself to predefined boundaries. Instead, I find inspiration in my life and the environment that surrounds me, drawing from the topics and experiences that resonate with me. The process begins by generating ideas through a variety of mediums, using pigments and materials to bring them to life.
The composition and characters that emerge from this creative combination serve as ongoing inspiration. It is during the completion of the artwork that I add the finishing details, which ultimately define the final touch. My style is an embodiment of how I feel in the moment of completing the visual piece. I consider myself an "in the moment artist," utilizing any medium that feels most appropriate at a given time to convey a message to the world. This may involve using words, dialogue, or even music to express myself.
Rather than adhering to a specific style, I view myself as an inventor of mediums to express my ideas. I embrace the freedom of exploring different approaches and techniques, allowing myself to adapt and create without confining myself to a particular category. I leave the task of categorizing my work to art critics, as their role is to analyze and define artistic styles. My focus remains on the act of creation and expressing my authentic message rather than boxing myself into a predetermined style.
Inter-viewer: Can you walk us through your creative process? How do you approach a new piece of art, from conception to completion?
Marianne Nems: Easy peasy! I remember being awestruck by a blank canvas in the past, and even now, just talking about it gives me goosebumps. My experience working with Autocad for many years exposed me to a limitless white space, where I could zoom in and out without any boundaries, exploring infinite possibilities. This influenced the size and cropping of my visuals, often meant to be viewed from a distance.
Over time, I realized that as an artist, the most vital part of expressing myself to the world is unveiling my authenticity and transparency. Therefore, my primary focus is to present the audience with a well-constructed and visually pleasing artwork that evokes love. Scale plays a crucial role, and I incorporate a perfect equation rooted in quantum physics into my compositions.
To begin, I dissect and create landmarks to establish a framework, ensuring I don't lose my way in space. But it's during the finalization stage where I find true freedom. I believe that freedom in art is something earned, not simply seized. As a result, my philosophy revolves around speaking a universal language that conveys a message capable of reaching people at a spiritual and universal level.
My intention is not self-centered; it's about empowering and uplifting spirits through a universally resonant visual experience. I aim to create a secure and lively universal visual that transcends mere questioning and leaves a lasting impact. I firmly believe that through art, we have the ability to touch and inspire others, providing a sense of connection and empowerment to both the artist and the viewer.
Inter-viewer: Many artists have a particular message or emotion they wish to convey through their art. What messages or emotions do you strive to communicate through your work?
Marianne Nems: Certainly, let's delve deeper into the messages and emotions I strive to communicate through my work.
Above all, the central message I consistently convey is that of love, particularly unconditional love. It's a message I've emphasized before and one that remains at the core of my artistic expression. Unconditional love means acknowledging and accepting others, regardless of whether they appeal to us or repulse us. It recognizes the good intentions behind the actions, emotions, or objects that are presented to us by others, be they humans, animals, or even inanimate objects.
I firmly believe that everything in the universe is interconnected, and whatever we choose to engage with or resist will ultimately come back to us. It's the law of karma, where our actions create a chain of cause and effect. By embracing the concept of unconditional love, we open ourselves up to receiving that same love in return. In essence, my paintings carry the powerful message of love.
When I create my artwork, I dedicate considerable effort to executing it meticulously. I want to ensure that every aspect is carefully considered and thought through. It's because I hold the sincere intention of providing everything within my knowledge and abilities to the viewer. I strive to be authentic and truthful in my artistic expression, maintaining a genuine connection with the audience.
I often say that if my work brings happiness to just one other person in the vast universe, it will have served its purpose. I don't create art solely for material compensation, although it is certainly appreciated. The true value lies in whether the buyer and collector find genuine value and meaning in my work.
Ultimately, my goal is to spread the message of love and create a connection with viewers that transcends mere visual appreciation. I believe that through art, we can inspire and uplift others, nurturing a sense of unity and compassion in a world that often yearns for these qualities.
Inter-viewer: Are there any challenges or obstacles you have faced as an artist, and how have they shaped your artistic journey?