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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
TAOB INTERVIEWS CANDE AGUILAR
TAOB INTEVIEWS CANDE AGUILAR
TAOB: Where were you born and what do you remember most about your childhood ?
CANDE: I was born in brownsville tx, seagulls begging for food, the sound of a shutting screen door, and conjunto music playing at sun set, memories of my parents dancing at the halls where my dad played conjunto music.
TAOB:Describe your art ?
CANDE: My art is being developed as we speak, its a pirate in the horizon, a door that you can see through and is always open, an art that wont give you the answer, but will get you closer to the truth.
TAOB: Why do you think art is important and how do you feel your art contributes to that purpose ?
CANDE: Art is important to human's sensitivity it brings people to there senses, whether you like it or not, it will give you something back, my art contributes to this by simply existing..
TAOB: As an artist where do you think success comes from ?
CANDE: Success comes from discipline, hard work, and the total dedication to the vision that inspires the artist to create it. An artist has to make his/her best effort to show the work.
TAOB: What is one of the struggles you think an artist faces on a daily basis ?
CANDE: An artist is a always a person first, we all know that, therefore any kind of life obstacle is a struggle, but when it comes to making the art itself, the biggest struggle for me is the detachment from the work as its being made, lets say, for example, if I draw or apply something that looks good and then the painting calls for me to paint over it, I have to detach myself from the hard work in order to let the painting reveal itself, when this happens the results are good and inspiring.
TAOB: What is your favorite type of music and what type of character would you say describes you ?
CANDE: I would say that my favorite type of music is any kind of classical music whether its conjunto, jazz, classical, rock, latin jazz etc. (if I can listen to every single song on a cd, thats what I consider classical, at list thats how I can explain it)... The character that describes me is superman! at list in the eyes of my two little girls, I would hope that in my wife's eyes as well..
TAOB: As an artist what can you say you are afraid of ?
CANDE: artists that think their curators and curators that think their artists..
TAOB:Tell us your view on any particular political issue local, state or federal, that is of importance to you?
CANDE: I am hopeful that the economic state in which this country is in, will be worked out and solved by our elected officials, the president of the United States has been taking quick action in proposing plans that I feel will put people back to work, for example, money for the restoration of federal buildings, the rebuilding of roads and schools, in short, I think things will get better. I would like to see New Orleans rebuilt so that its people can return home to there families.
TAOB:Do you believe in a community of artist to be beneficial, why or why not ?
CANDE: I think a community of artists would attract art lovers from around the world, that is if the artists are truly engaged in dialogue and the production of an art that corresponds with our unique place in this world.
TAOB:Besides family and art what else is important to you ?
CANDE: Good health and a good conversation, its like good food, its important to me for people to go to my exhibits, coincidently I hope that all the bloggers can make it out to my exhibit, World Affair, this Thursday Feb. 5th at the International Museum of Arts & Science in McAllen TX..I had to plug the show, all the best and saludos to TAOB....
CANDE MANY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT..
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World Affair at IMAS
McAllen- The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is pleased to announce Cande Aguilar’s exhibit opening World Affair on February 5, 2009. This exhibition presents works created with materials that puzzle but reveal contemporary human pattern, whether it is about spirituality, popular culture, or the environment. World Affair engages the viewer in a dialogue that transcends borders and oceans.
The works consist of large scale pure abstract and figurative mixed media paintings, works on paper, and assemblages, which reflect the colorful neighborhoods in the Rio Grande Valley. Admire the impressive body of work and meet the artist at the World Affair Reception Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
World Affair will be on display at the International Museum of Art & Science through April 26, 2009. View the unique art form found only in the Rio Grande Valley.
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