Hana JirickovaHana Jirickova, Sasha Pivovarova… Models who are also artists

Hana Jirickova, Sasha Pivovarova… Models who are also artists

When they do not walk the catwalks of the world, these high-flying models are devoted to their art. The opportunity

to learn a little more about this arty squadron. https://www.ted.com/profiles/35315718 SASHA PIVOVAROVA

When did you start painting? I always remember drawing, looking for new colors and shapes. I used to doodle a

lot at school but it became more serious at the university. During all those years of traveling, I drew non-stop

in my leather notebooks, which became a kind of diary filled with drawings, memories, notes. Then I moved to

a larger format, putting more effort into my art and spending more time in my studio. It’s been seven years now.


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Do you have a specific technique? More than a technique, I have my own style that differentiates me from other artists.

I am an expressionist. When I paint, I have total freedom. I have no limits. I don’t give importance to proportions,

nor to lines, I experiment a lot. I can make a series of simple, unfinished drawings, but they perfectly express

the emotions I want to share with those who will look at them. And sometimes I work for months on the same canvas,

adding more and more layers until I am satisfied with the result. I have to be happy with it in the end. My only

rule when I paint is to not have any. This gives me absolute freedom of expression. I take my material, play with

it, and all of a sudden, faces and looks start to appear. I use many different formats depending on the subject.

I paint, I draw, I make electronic installations, but I never really know what my work will end up as. It’s different

every time.

What is the starting point of a work? As soon as I feel an emotion, a feeling or an idea that I need to express,

I go to my studio. It’s a white room with a canvas hanging on the wall, I take a basket full of paint and put on

my favorite music and start working. https://www.cakeresume.com/me/lotionsoy4/ What feeds your art? My life with all its feelings, emotions, pain, joy, places I’ve visited, people I’ve met, my thoughts,

the books I read… All of this plays a big role in my art. In the same way that my art reflects my life, my life feeds

my art.

Do you have a particular ritual when you work? No, I can work anywhere and under any conditions using whatever material

I have at hand, if I am inspired.

What makes a good painting? Good paintings are those that have an effect on those who look at them. They capture the

emotions and feelings of the artist and create an inspiring connection with the viewer.

The mistake you should never make when painting?there are three. A blue sky, green grass and a yellow sun.

The work you would dream of owning?Botticelli’s Primavera.


HANA JIRICKOVA****When did you start painting?****As long as I can remember. But I guess I was about four years old.

My mother gave me a painting kit and it was as if I had received a magic wand. I could finally express myself through

this medium. Art imposed itself on me and I didn’t put the brush down all day.

Do you have a specific technique? I mostly use oil paint and acrylic on canvas, but also on wooden or cardboard panels

that I recover. I also make collages, drawings and sketches.

The artist who has most influenced your work is Egon Schiele. When I first discovered his paintings, I was completely

captivated. He influenced me to explore figurative art and darker subjects. To look around and find inspiring characters

to paint.

What is the starting point of a work? I can be at the airport, at a coffee shop, on a train, but as soon as I see

someone who has an interesting silhouette or style, I immediately grab my notebook and start drawing. It’s automatic.

That’s why I always carry a sketchbook with me. It’s like a figurative diary. But when I work on my abstract or more

conceptual pieces it’s a different process. It takes me longer. I have to develop an idea first, play with colors

and textures. I like both processes.



What feeds your art? It can be a book, a place, a state… It is also what happens around me. Our world is going

through a very tumultuous period. Inequality, destruction and pollution of nature, superficiality, egoism, nepotism.

All this inspires me a lot. From dark places great works are often born.

Do you have a particular ritual when you work? When I draw, it is an automatic process. I see something that inspires

me and I start drawing. When I paint, I like to start in the evening and work all night. I lock myself in a room

and time passes very quickly. It’s like being in my own world, my own universe. I have total control over the process.

And that’s very satisfying because in real life that’s never the case.

What makes a painting successful is talent, honesty, the risks you take and the time you give it. As I often say,

good art is not made with good intentions.

The mistake you should never make when painting? The mistakes are endless. But I would say making art to please people.

Or following a trend or using another artist’s style and ideas. In fashion you can get away with doing that, not

so in art. bestcheapnikesport Three artists, from the past, that you admire? Egon Schiele, Rothko, Pollock, Henri Matisse?

And the three contemporary artists you follow?Lucian Freud, Jack and Dinos Chapman and Louise Bourgeois.

The work you would like to own? A Giacometti sculpture. I dream of owning one. But if anyone reading this interview

can help me realize that dream, I encourage them to send it to Vogue Paris for me.