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Vulnerability through Mixed Media - An Interview with Vanessa Brunicardi

InterviewsErika Belavy

We have the great pleasure of featuring the wildly talented Vanessa Brunicardi. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Vanessa’s practice combines subtle techniques with mixed media that create emotionally powerful, delicate artworks. The final composition is so visually cohesive it draws the viewer in and invites them to empathize with the vulnerability of her subjects. 

What made you decide to become an artist?

It wasn't a decision, it was more like my deep and true passion wanting to explode. When I was finally given the chance to develop all the artistic energy... I did.

What is your artistic process?

First things first, I must feel peaceful in order to organize my ideas. I always have a bunch of things I want to try or experiment, so being at peace is key.

Second, I love the human figure, so I try to mix it with my current set of emotions which I try to express through lines, shapes, colors and textures to create a final composition. 

I like mixing perfection with disaster, like life itself.

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What inspires you? Why?

I get inspired by observing and admiring human beings in a vulnerable moment. I believe that everybody tries too hard to hide those feelings, which is the true beauty of the human form.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?

I would love to live from it, so I could always do more.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

To mentally control the actions of others. 

Shop Vanessa's work here.