Ana Cavagna Martinez, Oblivious V
Ana Cavagna Martinez
An Interview
Beatrice Sacco

This month we had the chance to talk with Ana Cavagna Martinez, an Argentinian artist based in the U.S. Her work deals with the ethereal and sensory paintings and spiritual connections between thoughts and things belonging to the living world. She works on paper and canvases with fluid acrylics, watercolor, carbon, plaster, ink, pastel paint, and collage. Her works show us that interdisciplinarity can bring new interesting possibilities, and, without names or boundaries, becoming a bridge towards spirituality.

I have a tendency to work in an integrated way, trying to go to the center, trying to work on my inner life and from they’re being generous with art. Very important is being generous and detach with the work… it is similar to motherhood, to giving everything from the soul and the physical and mental work and then when you are empty, let it go, release it to fulfill its own destiny. I even marvel at the multiple interpretations that art has, that transcends the artist or what the artist wants with true intention to achieve. When released, it gains a living identity and multiple visions and meanings. It touches hearts from different places. The gift of any artistic work is alive as long as we know how to step away from our creation so that it takes a life of its own. It is a spiraling process of round trip where I work from the threshold and from the creative imagination. Every time I open myself to the symbolic world, I awaken my internal world and that awakens my imagination and thus I link what is dissociated. When I think creatively, when I intuit creatively, when I feel creatively, I am connecting with my own roots and responding to my own essence.

–Ana Cavagna Martinez

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