LIP had the opportunity to interview the plastic artist Augusta Sarria Larco whose exhibition “HUELLAS, the skin of memory …”, was just shown in the gallery Guzmán & Lazo.
The exhibition is a journey through and out of ourselves. It is “a confrontation with the void, the uncertainty, of conquering the unknown, of closing circles, the spirit of resilience recorded in the DNA of every human being, perhaps in the skin of memory”.
Augusta Sarria Larco is a Peruvian artist who graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru with a specialty in Painting. She is currently part of the group of visual artists Des-Bordes made up of well-known artists from Peru. Throughout her career, she has presented individual exhibitions both nationally and internationally in countries such as Spain and the United States.
Her impressive talent and way of seeing the art world fascinated us here at Living in Peru and we just had to share! The following is an interview with the Artist Augusta Sarria Larco:
What role does the artist have in society?
He/she is an element of unification that unites different social groups in their search to communicate. Being honest and transparent and sensitive in grasping what is below agendas is an uncomfortable person that awakens consciences. The artist draws attention to what is really important. He does not let himself be easily seduced by banality.
With what art do you identify yourself most?
Every expression of the human being interests me and inspires me.
What is an artistic vision of life?
It is to live deeply every moment and feel it in the skin. Be constantly connected with EVERYTHING. Be able to feel and feel the need to communicate.
What do you dislike about the art world?
That all artists are seen as the same and that we can easily “be sold”. The shackles and preferences bother me. The belief that only a certain type of art is worthy and the rest is discriminated upon.
What do you not like about your work?
I always want to improve my technique.
What do you like about your job?
The imagination and creativity. That is what is honest from my gut.
What inspires you?
Everything inspires me … absolutely everything … that is why I am very awake “like a visual detective” …
How do you know when a job is finished?
More than knowing, you feel it.
What is it like to be an artist in Peru, are there particular challenges? Do you have any advice for Peruvian artists?
Very difficult! You have to have the “t-shirt very well put” I mean you have to know that the art for you is like “breathing” or “eating” … you need it so intensely. If it is not like that, better leave it “do not do it”. There is a lot of sacrifices.
In a word or phrase, how would you describe your art?
Wonderful!! When something comes from within … communicates.
A native of Long Island, New York, Hope joins our team after finishing up her two year Peace Corp's service working in community-based environmental resource management in northern Peru and Master's degree in Environmental Studies. Passionate about life and living it beyond limits, Hope loves to teach and practice Yoga, cook healthy home-made recipes and explore the world with her loved ones.