Pamela Awad | Colores vivos en árboles fecundos

By Josefina Fainé. Chile.
Imágenes cortesia de la artista.

“The art is a state of the soul, is where one reflects part of its personality, which one feels, which one wants, all that is shaped on the canvas and that is able to follow it as life form, for me, it must be an enthusiastic one”, states the Chilean artist Pamela Awad who creates colorful canvas, floods of life and emotions.

“For me the tree is life, wisdom, history. The tree has deep roots, has branches … It’s always creating, born and changing over time, in the spring, summer, fall.”

In the Chilean artist Pamela Awad’s canvas flourish: trees, some strong trunks, others more timid, thin and wide, green, orange, blue, fuchsia, red phosphorescent forms, accompanied sometimes by golden sparkles. Are surrounded by circles, hearts, squares, living among women, growing in the ground, other sometimes emerge from a tub, acquiring personality by calling our attention, and everyone manages to have a character, feeling comfortable most of the time in large brackets because the energy overflowed them and some space is needed. There are movements that rocked their leaves, making them fly until they were nude .For now, the roots remain in the ground, while others appear to be floating and that’s when we find hidden messages behind vibrant colors. What make us to form a story that leads us to reflect on something that goes beyond the ingenuity and simplicity.

© Pamela Awad
© Pamela Awad

Pamela always had a concern for the art. She studied graphic design, but eventually she realized that she needed more freedom, another type of creation. She was carried away by the forms in her mind and she started painting everything that was on her path, from tables, chairs, walls, doors, until her own bed … all for her had to be painted, and without seeking to sell, she sold. She decided to dedicate her art in a more formal way when the orders begun, so she started to study a degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad Católica.

Pamela is moved specially for emotions and situations, and that’s what is reflected most in her works “There are situations or characters that you see in everyday life, such as the vase woman that everyone has found. When I found one, it kept on my mind so I painted it” she explains. Trees and women are most part of her artistic production and they are considered as her main source of inspiration: “For me the tree is life, wisdom, history. The tree has deep roots, has branches … It’s always creating, born and changing over time, in the spring, summer, fall. I do not make many figures but there is always the tree that is the woman for me. Sometimes the petals are crying, joy, sometimes it is the change.” Perhaps that is why this obsession with the female, fruitfulness, fertility.

© Pamela Awad
© Pamela Awad

Pamela’s works are playful, spontaneous, with open-end stories: “Sometimes I write to create, I do not like the obvious, and I like to work a little harder, to think.” She never settles from nothing to create, she always has a preconceived idea, sometimes she watches models or photographs, and there are images that are beyond the sketch. Her paintings reflects her personality, her colors are bright, daring and although she demonstrates an innate charm for them- because color is life for her, passion, joy – she continues to confess her fascination with black and white. The colors represent emotions. Her work has no place of sadness or distress, they rescue the positive way of life. She is not afraid to “no”, as her works are not afraid of being branded with the naked eye as innocent or naïve: “I think we all have a piece of the child inside and when we lose it we are liquidated” she says.

Currently she is preparing her next exhibition. In late November, she will have an individual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Germany; in 2016 she was selected for a group exhibition in New York, and she will have an individual in Chile, Atelier 4. In addition, the next year she will begin to experiment with sculpture in iron, where she will create her very pictorial forms but this time in a three-dimensional way.



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