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Elisa Pritzker World Famous Women Artist.
Elisa Pritzker is an international artist, art curator and consultant. Elisa is also creating excellent contemporary art that quickly finds its way into private and public collections throughout the world. Elisa is one of the best prepared artists that I know and I hope this interview will help other artists benefit from her knowledge. To learn more about Elisa Pritzker please visit her website at www.PritzkerStudio.com
Elisa please tell us about yourself and your art? I was born to be an artist. My art and myself are kind of a one thing. I don't separate them as two entities so they co-exist since my early age in life
How do you feel being a Hispanic artist has helped your career? I feel honored to be called a Hispanic artist even when my last name is not. I was born in Argentina, a country with a long history of cultural development in all of the areas of the arts. At the same time, I value to be called just an "Artist", since the power of creating is universal and belongs to all humanity.
Do you feel that there are more opportunities for women artists today then in the past? Definitely yes. All the women movements have helped tremendously to make our place in society easier and we still have to keep working for it.
How would you describe your art? My art tells things that I can't tell with words. They come from my soul. It expresses different moments of my life and society so whatever is going on in the world and mine, could be a source of inspiration. I usually create series about a particular theme. Through the years, I've worked on different topics that have talked to me, for instance about the Mayas, human and urban matters, money, spirituality, environmental issues. My latest artworks are part of the "Lonely Hearts Club Series".This series expresses my reaction about some effects that the web-social media communication creates to our human society.
When did you begin creating artwork? As I recalled, all my life. At 8 years old and for several years, I attended art courses for children at a local University where I was collaterally exposed to the art created by the grown-ups. This was a big influence that crystallized my interest and passion. At 15 years old, I began my formal art education.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist? Everything. The happiness, excitement, tension, mystery and all the array of sentiments that are involved in the creative process.
Which artists do you admire? From traditional to contemporary, new and old times there are "many" artist that I admire..it's a long list!!! but the artists that I know that never gave up are the ones that genuinely inspire me, like Frida Kahlo, Francisco de Goya, Louise Bourgeois and Vincent Van Gogh.
Do you feel it is better to represent yourself or have a gallery represent you? I think both ways are good and welcomed. It's a learning process what it really means to be in charge of representing yourself or to let other person be in charge. In the two situations, it's good to feel comfortable of any decisions taken.
Why do you create art? I don't have any other choice than create art. It's the way that I live my life so far.
What are your future plans? I always have many plans going on. My next important exhibit is a solo exhibition at the Franklin 54 Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. I'll exhibit "Lonely Hearts Club Series" opening this fall season of the gallery in September.