An Interview with Andrea Lux. A visual artist from Peru who is inspired by sensitive and creative childhood nostalgia just as much as contemporary digital art. “I’ve always said that my art is basically defined by my childhood.” read our interview below.
KALTBLUT: Who are you, where are you from, and what is your current artistic focus?
Andrea Lux: I’m a 20 years old independent artist from Peru. I focus my art on my feelings, my work is very personal.
KALTBLUT: How do you choose imagery for collages? Do you take your own photography for these projects?
Andrea Lux: Actually I haven’t done so many collages with my own pictures, usually I use magazines or photos from friends that let me create stuff on top of their art, but I definitely have a certain style that I look for in the photo. As random and as indie it looks , is better for me.
KALTBLUT: What inspires the vintage vibe that is present within your work?
Andrea Lux: I guess that I like that style because I don’t like the standard digital photography style. I make photography and at the beginning I though that they were ugly but then I realize that the low quality and the crazy ideas they just seems like the right option for me .
KALTBLUT: What is the story behind your drawing style?
Andrea Lux: Yeah I mean I’ve always said that my art is basically defined by my childhood. That is for sure the time that you feel the most sensitive and creative . And I still feel like that.
KALTBLUT: Do you build the concept before you start a new collage work or the idea is developed organically?
Andrea Lux: I’m very bad at planning things so no. I just get motivated by the photography and then the ideas just come. Is weird. But it works for me.
KALTBLUT: Who are current artistic inspirations?
Andrea Lux: I don’t have one. But I have certain things and people that inspire me to create my content . My family, music , books are for sure a huge inspiration for me , and also, the fact that in the society where I live the type of art that I make is looked like something just not worthy so making more and more collages, for me , is like fight against that idea . Is like making my own revolution with art.
KALTBLUT: What are your upcoming new project?
Andrea Lux: Im moving next year , so I really want to star making my own zines and be part of art events and just keep on doing stuff. I don’t know actually I’m not optimistic at all but I really hope that I can get to grow up as an artist and just feel a 100% happy with it.
Interview by Yu-Liang Liu, Edit by Colette Pomerleau