Sylwia Smoron and her love for colors and shapes!
1. Was there a pivotal moment that made you follow your path as an artist?
Yes, there was indeed a very important moment in my art career. I was always very creative, and I started painting from a young age. My first apartment got a self-made artwork. But I’ve lived out this creative passion only as a hobby.
In 2015 however, I moved with my family to a very special house with a detached studio. That was actually the moment my urge for more creativity and art in my life started to accelerate. It still took me almost two years to start my own creative business. But this was my pivotal moment to dive into the art world.
2. What is the process of making your work?
It always starts with a visual idea that strikes me. Then I start painting my idea – and sometimes it becomes something else☺ It is actually hard to explain.
There are artworks I only work for a week or two and I am happy with the result. But I also work on some paintings for months until I am really satisfied with the outcome. But it is always my eye that decides whether to continue or to stop working on a painting.
3. Describe your work in two words.
Effective (stylish?), textured
4. What is your favorite art movement?
Almost everything in the abstract art movement is very favorable to me, like Cubism, Futurism, Art Deco or Pop Art. I love colors, shapes and the playful together of those elements which are highly used in the abstract art.
5. What is your least favorite art movement?
I am not so into Dadaism and Surrealism. As I am a big aesthetics lover this kind of art is somehow disturbing my eye. I just don’t like the “design” of those paintings.
But from a more logical point of view this movement was fantastic for the art world and so great it happened!
6. How has your process changed over time?
Actually, I am more and more fascinated by texture. I love to work with texture/modelling paste, the depth, the shadows it creates is just beautiful. And I also like to experiment with new materials – like new glitter gels or metallic colors. I love the surprising effect such unusual materials give an artwork.
7. What themes do you pursue? And what themes do you want to pursue in the future?
My goal is to create stylish art with a dramatic, powerful undertone. As an art designer I often do commissioned art – it is just amazing to start with a room, maybe a client’s idea, his style, color of choice and then my visualization kicks off. And to bring these visuals/ideas on a canvas and – furthermore - to see a happy client with his very own, exclusive artwork is just heaven for me.
I love to play with colors, mix them up and experiment with different, unusual materials to see how a painting comes to life, gets a powerful, effective note and evolves into a stylish art piece.
8. Do you have any advice for young artists?
Yes, be creative! Don’t make yourself smaller and believe in yourself! On the other hand, hard work, an entrepreneurial mindset and moving out of your comfort zone is almost inevitably to be seen and having some kind of success.
9. Could you talk about the training you receive for becoming an artist? Do you think the training exert a deep influence on your creative activities?
Actually, I am a total career changer with no educational training in art. But, all my years of painting combined with my eye and my love for colors and shapes make this up … I think;-)
10. Do you think there is a close relationship between your living circumstance and your artworks? If so, how do you think the circumstance influence your works?
Yes, definitely. As I mentioned before the house we are living in (and the detached studio I work) intensifies my creativity even more. I wanted to get out of a totally organized, narrowing daily routine that was some kind of suffocating me. There was not much room for creativity and I wanted to change this, break free and start evolving in a creative way. This has had influence on my art as I’ve started to experiment, tried some new styles (like action painting I’ve discovered for me) and wanted to grow personally and in a creative way.
11. How do you know when it is time to completely stop working on one artwork? Are you satisfied with your creation when you leave off it?
In my case, the time to stop working on an artwork is very simple: it’s always the moment my eye is happy with the visual result and my brain doesn’t come up with new/different ideas☺
Or to explain it differently, as long as I am not happy with a painting and I create new ideas in front of my inner “design eye”, I know that the artwork is not finished yet. I believe in this moment and also in my eye.