Francesco Ruspoli [temp63562]
What do you do? How do you define yourself as an artist?
I am a painter and my art explores the dynamic frontier between abstraction and figuration.
What is your message?
Using a strikingly vibrant palette, each painting composes a music of colour where subtle gradation and dramatic contrast express nuance of emotion and sensuous physicality.
Your biography in four lines.
My work expresses the direct sensation of lived experience through organic shapes and forms woven from flowing lines and the gaze of the viewer.
Do you upload your work to the web? If so, where could we see it?
How is an idea born? For you, what is inspiration?
I like watching nature and human society and from this I often get inspiration and material for new line of works.
What role does technology play in your creative process?
Not much so far I am concerned.
What is art?
Art is a capacity to understand and translate the interactions between humans and their many environments.
When do you get your best ideas?
In the morning looking at nature .
How do you evaluate whether an idea is good or not?
When it is having a reaction with the viewers. It could be positive as it could be negative but they react to it therefore the idea is good.
Three creative ideas that you would have liked to have created?
A mural as Picasso's Guernica. An art performance based on visuals and colours and a symphony.
When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
When I have started painting on canvas.
Why do so many artists and creators have such volatile personalities?
It comes with the job so to speak.
Do you consider yourself postmodern?
How should a work of art be evaluated?
Through out the feeling the viewer gets from it.
Must an artist reinvent him/herself everyday?
Do not be silly.
Which artists do you admire and how do they influence your work?
Picasso and Matisse for the use of colours and shapes.
What do you think about public funding for the arts?
It is a very good thing.
Is art necessary?
It is of course, otherwise we would not be humans.
Does it pain you to let go of a piece you have sold?
Sometimes yes, but no in general. When a piece is finished I am really exited and then I move along to the next one.
Is a work of art purchased, or is it better said, that it is the artist who is bought?
A work of art is purchased by somebody whom likes it or want to invest in it therefore it represent a quality to the art that only the artist can provide and nobody else. So the artist share is creation.
In art, there is no guide. How do you know what the next step is?
Who said so? You do not know what is the next step I think you just feel it.
How do you feel about the fact that the pieces exhibited in contemporary art museums are often of artists already deceased?
I think it is good, even now days it is changing. Look at the Tate galleries exhibiting living artists.
What role have the figures of art dealer, gallery owners, representatives, and intermediaries in general played in your career?
Very important and unfortunately an artist cannot move on without the dealer and reverse too.
What types of jobs do you usually do?
Anything with art as teaching or design.
Which of your jobs or tasks do you most enjoy?
None really. They are a way to make money when the art is not selling well.
Do you personally collect any items?
Yes I do from other artists I know and like. Even some I do not know but I do like their work and I can afford their prices.
Which websites do you frequently visit?
Mine and some commercial galleries.