Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Art-Rats Interview

Check out this short interview with me for the blog Art Rats:

jennifer bakalar
Posted on 2011/09/03 by emmahazen
new york


I usually have multiple projects going on in different mediums but more often than not i am doing some form of painting in either oil or acrylic. I use spray enamel and 3-dimensional fabric paint as well as cut and collaged papers. The piƱatas are made with traditional paper mache: newspapers and flour paste. they are decorated with colored tissue paper.


My influences range from music and fashion to philosophy and religion. I really like house music and the culture of electronic music. the fashion world also influences my palette and textures. as a female artist i like to embrace the decorative and visually seductive as a statement about gender roles.

what inspires you to make art?

My family friends and experiences inspire me to make art. My personal life has had its ups and downs and i know those emotions are relatable to others. I like to make art as a way to connect to other people and show without words that i’ve been there, i know how it feels and that good or bad you can make something out of it.

what do you do when you aren’t making art?

When I’m not in my studio I am usually at work. I work as a fit model for a clothing import company in the garment district. i like to run and do yoga. i also cook and do community dinners with recovered food and the group In Our Hearts. and somehow i find time to go out dancing on the weekends!

favorite film?

A scary one: its called Ravenous and is a thriller that came out in the late 90s.

You can see the blog here: http://artrats.wordpress.com/

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