Friday, November 12, 2010

Studio Visit: Mauro Zamora 10.30.10

It took a couple of months for Mauro Zamora  and myself to nail down a day to swap studio visits, all due to our schedules not synching up for a few weeks. Things finally came together on a Saturday at the end of October. Both of us are in transitional phases with our work at the moment, (jumping off of cliffs is probably more like it) so the timing made the feedback between us that much more important, in my view. 

The questioning and doubt that come along with living a creative life is heightened with painters because of our usually solitary work habits. Not only that, but one of my hard-core personality traits is a propensity to be alone. I can go a long time without being social. That alone makes it a good practice to get out of my space every now and then and experience someone else's, along with getting some feedback on my own work. 

Being able see other artist's work spaces has always been a thrill for me. It is always good to see how other people deal with things like storage, how they organize their spaces and to see how they inhabit their work space. One of the best things about doing studio visits is being given the privilege to see work(s) that the outside world may or may not experience. 

Mauro is currently preparing work for a solo exhibition at Rebekah Templeton here in Philadelphia in January, 2011

Show dates: January 13-February 26, 2011
Opening Reception: January 13, 2011, 6-9pm


Pete Hoge said...

Another reason the art scene
is wonderful here in Philly and
I am glad to stay here.

I am not sure the average person
knows that there are so many
good solid artists working here.

I have never seen this guy's work
and I am glad you posted it.

Tim McFarlane said...

"I am not sure the average person
knows that there are so many
good solid artists working here."

Pete, thanks a lot for your comment, especially that passage above. You're the second person to point that out to me. That's one of the reasons I began this project, even if I didn't consciously know it in the beginning. Originally, I thought that it would just be a cool thing to feature photos of the workspaces of artists I knew in Philadelphia. I got the idea from seeing the series of studio visits posted on Hamlett Dobbins' site:

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

I could not have said any of this better.
Thanks for sharing your visit to Mauro Zamora's studio. It really is exciting and enlightening to see other artists' work spaces.

Pete Hoge said...

it is cool thing.

miami art exhibitions said...

An art exhibition can have some hidden parts of art pieces but after visiting a museum or an art studio a person can easily get the hidden aspects of that art work and everything that needed sometime to make such artistic pieces.