Based in CDMX
We had the pleasure to interview remarkable Anibal Catalan about his art story, what inspires him every day, and the perspectives of the creative industry
AR: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
A: During the 90s I attend Architecture school, after that, I decided to study visual arts as a complement for my academic training until today Art becomes my main profession and a way of life.
AR: What inspires you the most?
A: The architecture of course, but there's so many elements of my daily life like contemplation, nature, ordinary walks, and traveling that nurture my art process.
AR: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?
A: Not really, I think regular or common situations like listening to music, reading books. If I think about rituals, to clean and keep in order my studio, could be one.
AR: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (rather artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
A: Firstly to enjoy the work, a lot of patience, and be surrounded by the context that can give positive elements to develop your own interests.
AR: Your top 3 favorite adjectives related to art?
A: Sharp, Intelligent, Clear.
AR: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
A: I think there is not a “best angle”. I still believe that physically it is the best way to look at art.
AR: The Perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?
A: “Please do not talk about art”, normally you finished talking about it.
AR: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?
A: I don't focus on art books (visual arts), any other kind is always good in general (novels, poetry, philosophy, etc).
AR: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
A: Art bubbles, speculation.
AR: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)
A: “Architecture is a political act, by nature. It has to do with the relationships between people and how they decide to change their conditions of living.”
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