PAINTINGS BY VINCENZO SGARAMELLA
He is a Visual Artist and a freelance art curated based in Cambridge, UK.
If you had a quote, proverb or a mantra printed on your shirt or tattooed on your skin, what would it say?
I don’t have a quote or a mantra, a part from the mantra I use for my meditation. Probably I would remind myself to be curious, break my own rule (sometimes), go beyond yourself.
What were you interested in when you were a child and how did that lead you down the path to where you are now?
I always liked to draw since young age and playing games in my head.
How long was the process from the idea to the finished painting?
About this project the idea came quite quickly then it took some weeks to grow, evolve and be articulate on the back of my head. Some paintings were painted in two days, some in few weeks.
What are your favorite tools, or equipment that you use to create your work, please be specific!
I like oil colour on canvas.
What is one of the most challenging aspects of your work?
I just paint what I feel. Sometime it is hard to reconnect with the painting when you have many thoughts going on.
Please tell us about the painting featured in your 1st image:
(Child-11) – Despite all the adversity in that time due to his family background, he was an excellent student since a young age. He succeeded in his studies becoming the first African American to gain PHD in political science. He further in life was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize.
What are your favorite ways or places to find inspiration or unwind after a stressful day?
I don’t have a way or a particular place to get inspire. Sometimes it is a picture of something unrelated to visual art, it could be the designing of a car, clothes or architecture. Best place to relax is in my studio with some whiskey or walking along the river Cam, and if the day was really bad then it is in a notorious cocktail bar in Cambridge (196).
What do you think is one of the biggest challenges facing the world at the moment and what can we all do to help?
One of the main problems is our relationship with nature and to accept that we are part of it and we have to stop to try to overcome or dominate the nature. Also, I believe society became lazy in thinking, creating and doing even simple things. Maybe changing the structure of the school education could help in making people more independent and creative, life is not only business. Art should be more supported because art is food for the brain or soul if you prefer.
If you went back in time and could give advice to your younger self what would it be?
“Don’t think too much, be more confident and enjoy the mess.”
Where can people find out more about what you, purchase your work, and what’s the best way to get in touch?