Mindsurfing with RADA TZANKOVA

RADA TZANKOVA is an artist whose work is a meditation on life; the characters and images of which, occupy a world at the crossroads of reality and imagination. Her work dances back and forth on the edges of a series of opposites; drawing and painting, narration and abstraction, the conscious and unconscious, whether on paper or canvas, the possibilities are infinite. To see Rada’s work, click: here. To learn more about Rada as an artist and to view a short film about her, click: here. Rada’s next exhibtion will take place at Galerie Nathalie Fiks/Espace Commines in Paris on June 8th, 2012

 

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?

Trees…and also observing people’s attitudes and actions.

WHICH OF YOUR 5 SENSES IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?

The 6th! …No really, it’s very difficult to choose. I’d say hearing and sight, I couldn’t survive without one or the other; to me they are inexorably linked. I work while listening to music or to nature sounds, which both evoke images in my mind. I would like my paintings to make music too.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS YOUR CREATIVITY?

I ‘clean house’ in every sense of the term, I go for a walk in the park or find a quiet place to sit and observe nature.

WHAT IS THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS IMAGE?

Femininity.

 

Published: February 28th, 2012

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