Quote of the Day:
"Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist" - Pablo Picasso
Kristen Giorgi is a prominent player in the Atlanta art game, and she makes her own rules. She sets the bar high in every arena, as she's one of the most talented, selfless, and hilarious people around. Kristen is an inspiration to female and male artists alike, as well as a good friend of mine.
Alis: How did you start making art? Why do you make art?
Kristen: Creating was something that I fostered at a young age. I always wanted to make, design, and conceptualize. My mom was a major influence in my evolution. She always exposed my sister and I to the arts and encouraged us to discover who we were through painting. I paint and create because it fills a part of my soul and makes me feel alive and whole.
Alis: It's amazing that your mom helped you realize this natural talent and passion at a young age. What is your ideal setting for creating?
Kristen: An ideal setting usually consists of a very bright space with tons of natural light, plenty of materials to work with and a speaker blasting loud music. All of these things are a must.
Alis: Yes! Music gets the creative juices flowing. Which songs have been inspiring you lately?
Kristen: I tend to be very random with my music selections. I may start the morning with Migos and end it with Frank Sinatra. It really depends of what I am feeling with the type of piece I'm working on.
Alis: Haha! That is fully relatable. When you're working on a piece, how do you know when it is complete?
Kristen: This is something I perpetually struggle with. Sometimes it is completely obvious when something is done. A feeling I cannot describe. Other times it takes me longer to know. I will stare at a piece daily for a month and not even touch it. I have to live with my work and get to know it before I can decide it's fate.
Alis: What work of art do you wish you owned?
Kristen: A dream piece to own would be "Pink Field" by Helen Frankenthaler which hands in the Gagosian Gallery in NY, or one of Morris Louis's paintings from his "Veil" series.
"Pink Field" - Helen Frankenthaler
Alis: Where are you finding ideas for your work these days?
Kristen: I search for inspiration everywhere. Especially my travels. Lately I have been drawing inspiration from past work. I like to take bits and pieces of old ideas to create new fresh ones.
Alis: We've done some traveling together, and I'm sure we'll do more in 2018. What is one of your biggest art dreams?
Kristen: A dream would be to work in different places around the world and create a body of work in each one. I would love to spend a summer in Paris or a winter somewhere exotic. I would love to see where my imagination could take me living in a new environment.
Check out Kristen's website: http://www.ngcstudioart.com/
and follow her on Instagram @ngcollectivestudio for daily inspiration!
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