Pilar Sagarra

Born in: 1947, Zaragoza, Spain

Lives in: Madrid, Spain

Media: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Digital Media, Installation, Mixed media, Collage, Drawing, Printmaking, Glass Art

Describe your work in 3 words: A constant passion

See More Work:  www.pilarsagarra.com

Hechizo a Pleno Sol - Oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

"Josef Albers said, "Everything has form and every form has meaning." Art confronts us with the intimate reality, the one that underlies our conscience, the one that nobody sees. All along my career, it has always been a constant reflection of the light, the essence that transforms an emotion into expression."

What themes does your work involve?
In my interiors, nature and its spirituality is always present: open doors and windows, fields and villages, forest, mountains, the sea and its beaches, clouds, sunrises and twilights invoke my gaze. In addition, the experiences in different cities that I visit as well as Madrid.
Describe your creative process.
I still believe in painting, painting... the physical impulse of the hands and the body, with its movement - physical affirmation of existence - and - the creative impulse - that the artist, in the process of execution, transfers to the work. This is a living being, it is a universe, a world of its own, where images are not mere objects. They are objects that I materialize in my interior with their meaning. These images happen again and again maintaining a spatial and temporal relationship.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Without letting me influence, conscious of my evolution and my own knowledge, my images have been created from the everyday ideology, from my environment, from memory, from imagination... from the experiences and circumstances in which I have been immersed in the cycles of life. Circumstances, which make us reflect - ask us questions - about our social and cultural environment. My conceptual concern becomes intimate. I intend to respond to events...
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
"El Perro" by Goya. This artwork describes the vital anguish that the human being suffers at certain moments of life. Goya perfectly captures these situations that we suffer.
What is the role of the artist today?
In contemporary art, there are artists who follow fashions and artists who are faithful to themselves. Therefore, to construct a diary of images, describing the states of consciouness, apprehended directly by introspection, as Henri Bergson postulates, is what I consider that an artist must develop to be authentic and true to himself.

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