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INTERVIEW WITH LANA LUCAS ON NTV+
INTERVIEW WITH LANA LUCAS ON NTV+

Frish: How would you describe yourself as an artist?

Lana: I’ve always possessed an urge to be creative. My first artistic medium was metal. I’ve been doing some metal welding to create decorative tables and liquor bars. I’ve started to cover my works with paint and I’ve felt enthusiastic about artistic painting. I’ve switched to furniture painting and then, one day, received a birthday present - easel. I opened it up and left in the room as an interior decoration but was fortunate to trip over it and ask myself a question: “Why not to try to paint a picture?” And I’ve started. My first works along with happiness brought some sorrow since I’ve realized lacking techniques. So, I took a professional approach to it and got myself listed for the art school and private classes. Lucky enough, I was fortunate to meet a marvelous teacher, Natali Pele-Gadara, and it’s been 10 years of my artistic career.

Frish: Could you name the most influential artists to your development?

Lana: As you know I have passion for surrealism.

Frish: That is quite untypical for a woman.

Lana: May be so, but there are few legendary women of surrealism whom I adore: Dorothy Tanning, Leonor Fini, Leonor Carrington, Varo and few others. But, of course, there is Max Ernst and there is Salvador Dali. His colors, his thin precise line, his sense of completeness helped me a lot in figuring how to achieve an impression of a finished picture image.

Frish: What your art is all about? What are the main themes of your pictures?

Lana: I would say that my pictures are autobiographical. If you would look at them you would sense that, especially in such works as “Prophet”, “Hunt I”, and “Hunt II”. From a little unsecured girl with the ripped heart in hands to a furious well-groomed lady axing woods – its all me.

Frish: By looking at you, I would not suggest that I might see you with an axe in the woods…

Lana: That image comes from Greek mythology where furies were goddesses of revenge. There have always been allegories of these characters in art. Those emotions are attributes of human nature.

Frish: You are being credited with saying: “Every artist should occupy his/her own niche”. How one should understand that? (By the way, your website lanalucas.com is pretty interesting, colorful, imaginative wit a great music background in “lounge” style.)

Lana: That is a rather difficult question. That’s like asking a person to describe self-character. Or asking if that person had figured own personality. I think that an artist should have original imaginative world. In those pictures has to be something distinctive, not aiming at pleasing the crowd.




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