O-A: What is art to you? Is creating an urge, necessity or maybe an incontournable, essential way of life?
Roser Segura: What is art for me? simply a vital necessity. It is what I think of every day of my life, since I have memory; it is a journey within oneself, which results in images that are a non-verbal language, perhaps a more emotional and less rational language.
O-A: What wouldn’t you do without art? What did you discover, achieve with it?
Roser Segura: I can’t imagine life without art, no matter if the public likes it or not; I think that the fact of making art, of working with all your awareness of what you are doing, immersing yourself in this world apart, gives you a different perspective on life, a complementary look to that of the ordinary life that we all have. People, artists and non-artists.
O-A: Who or what inspired you artistically; a person, artist, event, experience…
Roser Segura: What inspires me? everything … the colors, shapes, lights which I see on the street or from my window … there are also a few artists that motivate me to continue working: Cèzanne, Gerard Richter, Mondrian, Morandi, Malevich … the list is long.
O-A: How do you search for inspiration and themes for your work?
Roser Segura: I do not really do research, I am simply a person who lives very closely with visual stimuli, and my head never rests; If we add that I have a small studio at home, whenever I have a new idea I run to make a sketch or a note so that it does not escape! I must also say that I often walk through virtual galleries, instagram, etc … something that in the end, without being aware, must make a soup in my brain that surely translates in one way or another into my paintings.
O-A: How has your art changed over time? Why?
Roser Segura: My art has changed a lot since I started. I wanted to be a figurative painter, I really liked still life and the human figure, but there was something inside me that didn’t work … I was really bored, I didn’t enjoy the process, and I thought maybe painting that was not my path in life. That was why I went through very long times without painting, but without stopping to think about painting, the frustration was so big. Little by little I began to learn and try other pictorial languages, and through abstraction I found a happiness that I had never experienced before in the practice of art.