ABOUT MY ART PRACTICE
As a professional in the field of creativity, I approach painting as a daily practice that keeps me supple, fresh and inspired.
A bit like a footballer that runs every day. But with more muffin tops.
Through my abstracts, I am exploring what happens when I provoke a mistake as a cue to be creative.:
I believe in mistakes.
I cultivate my innate clumsiness.
Mistakes shine a light in our lack of control.
I grew up being told that if I worked hard, everything would follow, but what followed was a global recession.
I am a member of a lost generation.
Of those who graduated into a world completely different than the one they trined for.
Amogst the chaos and rubble, here's to the chance we are presented with.
We now get to choose what we want this world to be like.
And I want all my mistakes to be my currency in this new place; like the coins on a dead person's eyes. I choose to venture in this broken, vulnerable new landscape with my f*ck ups ahead of me.
MEANWHILE, IN THE BLOG...
Who the f*ck am I? Glad you asked.
My name is Maria Gil Ulldemolins.
I'm a Catalan living in Brussels.
I am a Product Designer (Central St. Martins, London, '08); a Contemporary Art Theorist (Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, '11); and almost an artist (Waterford Kamhlaba, Swazilad, '04).
These are things I found to be true:
-Dogs make you a better person (adopt, don't buy).
-Fun is the only effective productivity tip.
-When in doubt, The Beatles.