PAULA CODONER

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?

PC: Bold, minimalist and colorful. I like to experiment a lot and use strong colors.

CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

PC: Everything but especially nature and museums.

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new project/ piece of artwork?

PC: If it is a personal project I don’t prepare it too much, I buy some flowers, later I decide the color of the background and finally I get fun and I improvise. If it is commission work, it’s different, I make a mood-board and prepare the photo session before.

CH.89: Is there anything in particular that you would want people to take from your artwork?

PC: I would like for people to enjoy my photographs.

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?

PC: I don’t live only from my photography work, I work at Malvarrosa Film Lab, a laboratory where we process and scan the film of stunning photographers around the world.

CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?

PC: With the pictures of flowers I prefer to improvise. With commercial projects there are some requirements. There’s a brief and I prefer to prepare it (even though later on there is always some improvisation going on).

CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist thus far?

PC: To believe in my work. And I am still learning it 🙂

CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?

PC: Yes, personal taste and style matter to me.

CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?

PC: Confidence in my own work and to stop comparing.

CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?

PC: The freedom and the experimentation.

CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artist’s that inspire you in any way?

PC: I’m in love with flower designer Doan Ly, and Ikebana artist Chen Hsi.

CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?

PC: Everything is a tool to create and technology is a great one. Also, it allow us to get to know brilliant artists around the world and to get known.

CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?

PC: I think creative people have a different view of the world, but also every artist has a different vision. Not only if you are an artist does this affect you.  Where you live, your family and friends, and all your personal and social circumstances make you have a different point of view.

CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?

PC: I love to travel, especially to places surrounded by nature (mountains, beaches…) I prefer to avoid big cities.

CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?

PC: Ursula K. Le Guin blew my mind a year ago and a recent book I enjoyed a lot was “The vanishing act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell.

CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your artwork?

PC: I want to combine my stills of flowers with commercial projects.

CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?

PC: Creating something that people recognize as art.

CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your artwork?

PC: I think that’s all 🙂

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