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Six Questions: Evita Vasiļjeva

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Evita Vasiļjeva.

Artist Evita Vasiļjeva
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Website http://www.evitavasiljeva.com

How do you describe your own art practice?

It’s complicated.

What was your first experience with art?

As a kid I heard a word “artist”. I asked my mother, what does it mean? She said, artists are people who create things. I got fascinated by the idea right away and wanted to know everything about it.

Evita Vasiļjeva - Manhours in Headquarters, intallation view, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, 2017
Photography: Charlott Markus, image copyright and courtesy of the artist and P/////AKT, Amsterdam

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Life, time, emotions and observations.

Evita Vasiļjeva - Thermodynamic Pain and Energy Bank, installation view, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2016
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

What do you need in order to create your work?

Life, time, emotions and a place to sit in quite.

Evita Vasiļjeva - Untitled, 2016
Compressor, latex, light, metal, tie wraps, plywood, paint, concrete
164x120x44 cm
Photography: Ansis Starks, image copyright and courtesy of the artist and kim?, Riga

What are you working on at the moment?

On a small sculpture called Blackmail.

Evita Vasiļjeva - Untitled, 2016
Concrete, plastic, clay, mdf, reinforcing steel, pigment, tie wraps each object
300 x 180 x 30 cm
Photography: Charlott Markus, image copyright and courtesy of the artist and P/////AKT, Amsterdam

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Anne Truitt.

Evita Vasiļjeva - Untitled, 2016
Pigmented silicone, reinforcing steel, plaster, screws, foam board, soap, tie wraps, paper, paint, ofset sheets
50 x 29 x 25 cm, dimentions variable
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

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