Interview with Manuela Lara

by | Oct 5, 2021

Tell us about how you decided to become an artist and why?
Since I was a child, I loved talking to all kinds of people, asking them about their stories, and exploring the intimacy of their lives. On the other hand, I grew up in a family sensitive to aesthetics, a painter grandmother and parents who love art and culture, and stimulated me with fantastic experiences through travel, landscapes, objects, music and conversations. These influences were decisive in my choice to dedicate myself to art, in addition to marking the visual language of my work. Very soon I found in art that space where my visual curiosity could coexist with my fascination for people’s stories, including that of my own family. Art has been a powerful tool for me to heal, and to recognize myself, many times in the stories of others. As an artist I feel like a catalyst of emotions and lives… By taking a portrait one is exposing oneself, and exposing the sensibilities of the other.

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