Briefly describe the work you do.
I am currently working on a project that relates the painting, sculpture and installation at the same time, what I called “Wizards” it is an anthropological study of the first Wizards, half-man half-animal, the first Superman connected to magic andIt takes us back more than 25,000 years in the past and have been an issue that has really impressed me and has been a great challenge for the strength, vitality and character that remain and allowed me to imagine solutions to problems sculptural shape, movement, processing of materials, manufacturing tools had to solve these extraordinary artists, giving me the opportunity to create my own interpretation.
Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on your work and on you as an artist.
Since 2001 I have taken drawing classes with Maestro Gilberto Aceves Navarro, his influence on my work has been fundamental, has always fueled my concerns, I believe that this attitude of sharing and have a real critical and committed approach has generated in my form of seeing and making art.
I always carry a notebook and pen or graphite, try to capture things that catch my attention, seize the moment, they can be very simple things that give me the ability to generate ideas, expand new fields that can develop in painting, sculpture , installation, stay for exercises memory, imagination or interpretation. They help me see better, to better understand what surrounds me, understand best to be as free as possible and put it into my work.
The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio.”
Currently I have my studio at home and attend to the drawing workshop in the morning. For my work is mainly in my workshop has become a base to work and plan new projects, place for reflection and organization, in this aspect I can say that traditional notions of “being in the study” are which I develop my work.
What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?
The role of the artist is very complex, there are many jobs that I never thought develop to start making art, many of them brand new, but for me all of them have become indispensable, from management on the web, to woodworking, welding , etc.
When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?
I do not have a specific time, there are very intense periods of physical work but there are many mementos of research and reflection. I spend many hours drawing and work all day in my work, as Picasso think the moment of inspiration comes when it is working.
How has your work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?
It has changed in many ways, I think this is favorable, it has given me the opportunity to gain experience in many fields other unknown and has strengthened security for giving me solve problems. I think as an artist you always experience new challenges, (technical development, new materials, conceptual development, team organization, places to exposure, etc.) have a sensitive insight into the possible and always be aware of what It is happening around me. These five years have generated many more questions than I have answered and I’m on the way to continue learning.
How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?
The support of family and friends is of great impact on the work, it is the first review I received and often the hardest but also the most honest.
I think as an artist I admire and influence of the work of artists who preceded us, because in it we find things that I identify with, things I would like to experience, learn, interpret and then try to use in my work, with my own view. Great teachers are always a very strong influence and I see it as enriching and necessary in my search.
Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your other interests?
I taught drawing and has been a pleasant experience has enriched me as it is a constant flow of ways of seeing. I am interested to know more about photography, video art, engraving techniques, experiment with new materials and tools to make sculpture. Generate viewers to identify with my work. Basically everything related to my art.
Miguel Angel Salgado Rosales, Visual Artist graduated in 2004 from the Facultad de Artes y Diseño of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma of Mexico, from 2001 to date working in the workshop of Maestro Gilberto Aceves Navarro. He has made the following works: 2006 “Suspended Movement” 650 pieces of wood, Casa de Cultura del Bosque de Tlalpan, 2007 with the artist Maria Orozco “Emptiness fills everything” 1300 pieces of wood, Casa Jaime Sabines, Mexico City, and “Dedicated to my grandfather,” 130, 000 paper boats, Park Abraham Lincoln, Polanco, Mexico City, 2008 “ran from one side to another … and in the morning the show was gruesome … And the square dawned full of shoes … “7 tons of shoes, Center Tlalpan Mexico city. Currently he is working on the play “Wizards”. Currently he is working on the play “Wizards”.
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