Q&A with Eva Redamonti

"By combining movement, structure, symmetry, and detail, I try to obscure the lines between cosmic fantasy and reality while creating a three-dimensional space within two-dimensional media."

Collide, 2017 - India Ink on Paper 18 x 22 in.
Born in: 1995, Connecticut, USA 
Lives in: Boston, MA, USA
Education:  Berklee College of Music
Media: Illustration / Drawing
Describe your work in 3 words: Organic, fluid, detailed
See More Work: http://evaredamonti.com/
Swim, 2018, Ink on Paper, Ipad Pro 6 x 12 in.
CFA: What themes does your work deal with? 
E.R.: Fantasy, psychedelia, human figure, city landscapes
CFA: What influences your art? What inspires you? Why do you make art? 
 E.R.:  Music heavily influences the art I make. I have to have music playing otherwise my work would not contain the amount of "flow" and gesture it contains. I make art because, quite frankly, I have to. It's a release of every part of who I am and is necessary for me to be happy.
CFA: What is art? What makes a piece of art great?
E.R.: Art is an expression of your perception of the world, and all the experiences you've had thus far within it. A great piece of art is honest and connects with others in a way that is free from any pride. 
CFA: What is the role of the artist today?  
E.R.: The role of the artist today is to not only speak on the worldwide topics at hand - in nature, in religion, in politics, in technology - but also I think another valid role is to give everyone a beautiful space to introspect. 

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