Would you please tell everyone your name?

Marcel Garbi.

How would you describe your art?

I would describe the type of work I am exploring in this last decade as gestural images made with ink and watercolours on Japanese paper.
Although it seems I am talking about a visual art object with a figurative approach, I actually intend to use it as an excuse to create an opportunity for a poetic experience.

What motivates you to create art?

To be alive, to play, to discover, to blossom. Paper becomes the stage where I conquer my freedom every day.

Who inspires your artistic creativity?

Inspiration does not come from someone but from the other side, from where we experience what we call dreams. However, it has to catch you working. It is a bit like going fishing; sometimes you bring something from the other side, and other times you come back empty-handed. But, things always happen, and my task is to be present to allow them to happen.

When did you know that you wanted to become an artist?

I don't think one becomes an artist. Creativity was showing up through different media since I can remember, first in the child's games and later in my adult life. Magic was always there.

What advice would you give to someone interested in becoming an artist?

Start doing. As the poet Antonio Machado said: "Travellers, there is no path, paths are made by walking."

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