A while back we featured some works by Helena Perez Garcia, and liked them so much that we contacted her for our brisk interview. She was quiet happy to contribute to our humble site and here are the results. Please check out her website
– it, itself, is an amazing piece of design and illustration.
Interview (email) with Helena Perez-Garcia, April 1st 2012.
Panda: Your art is amazingly visually and mentally inspiring, what inspires your work?
Helena: Lately, I’ve been very inspired by literature. I always have next to me a notebook to write down quotes or ideas that cross my mind while reading. I also find inspiration in art and cinema.
Panda: Behind the art, how do you unwind, or is that part of the process?
Helena: For me it is very important to unwind when I am stuck. In that case I stand up and do something different, like going for a walk, hanging out with friends or going to the cinema. Those activities are really part of the process, because lots of ideas usually come to my mind while doing so.
Panda: If you could have an intimate dinner with any 4 living people who would they be? What would you guys eat and drink?
Helena: That’s a difficult question, because most of the people I admire are dead. If I had to choose I would say Jarvis Cocker, Barbara Kruger, Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher, I bet they have very interesting things to tell about the art and design world! I would have a vegetable lasagna, ice tea and anything with chocolate.
Panda: What music are you listening to at the moment?, what was your first musical memory?
Helena: At the moment I am listening to the last albums by Lykke Li and Death Cab for Cutie, and also to Niños Mutantes. My first musical memories are the lullabies my mother sang to me when I was a kid. I also remember the cassettes of spanish songwriters that my parents played in the car while heading to our holiday destinations.
Panda: Finally, is there any art or design medium that you have never used that you would love to?
Helena: There are so many different techniques I would love to try! Like engraving, silk screen printing, embroidery, collage…
Included with Helena’s responses were some beautiful art works to feature here on Pandainabattlesuit! Enjoi!
Thanks so much for the candid responses to our interview questions!
Although they are not probing they give a good insight into the differences of the artists we feature and the fact that these great artists/designers/architects support our site by participating is very rewarding!
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