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Welcome to our third episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Marcela Flórido. We recorded in late June 2020.
We talk with Marcela about her experiences in New York as an artist, the community at her studio building, the affects of COVID-19 on artists, ballet, identity of the figure in her paintings, her experiences as a Brazilian artist and remembering home.
Marcela Flórido is an emerging artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
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Audio timestamps below:
0:00 - Intro music
0:17 - Podcast introduction
0:35 - Marcela Flórido biography and upcoming
2:07 - Beginning
2:41 - Nearby the studio
4:01 - Interacting with people and the studio
4:38 - Marcela’s experience at the studio towards beginning of COVID
5:50 - Community at the studio
6:59 - Living in New York as an artist
8:03 - What have you been working on at home?
8:12 - Exhibitions re-scheduled
9:19 - Exhibition deadlines
10:31 - Freedom to experiment and part-time
11:42 - New York hustle
12:07 - How has your work been affected by the pandemic?
14:33 - What kind of materials do you use for the drawings?
16:43 - Working with scale
18:49 - Growing up practicing ballet
22:26 - Beginning of body awareness and femininity in Marcela’s painting
25:47 - After ballet
26:35 - When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
29:20 - Studio ritual
31:00 - Schedule for studio time
33:32 - Reflecting on silver lining of pandemic
36:16 - Production of work and creation
37:53 - Identity of the figures in Marcela’s paintings
42:58 - The meaning of the paintings
44:57 - Vulnerability in the studio
48:13 - Sharing past studio in London
50:15 - Resetting at studio
51:13 - Have you made night paintings? Experiences at Yale
53:06 - Brazilian museums and the arts growing up
54:46 - Censorship in Brazil
55:21 - São Paulo cultural capital
56:50 - Marcela recent trip back home and the Amazon
57:46 - Painting flora and home environment
59:01 - Brazilian landscape and exoticism
1:01:26 - Integration and relation of plant life with the figures and landscape in Marcela’s paintings
1:02:43 - Being an immigrant and remembering home
1:03:55 - Dreaming about home
1:04:51 - Immigrant story within the work
1:06:18 - Being a Brazilian artist-background in British painting and Latin American art history
1:10:26 - Thank you!