GET TO KNOW ANGELA VIENS
Q: HOW DOES YOUR HERITAGE PLAY INTO YOUR CREATIVITY?
A: I am Mexican, Spanish, Puerto Rican and French who is third and fourth generation American. I love Salvador Dali - he is a major influence on my work. As well as Frida Kahlo. I love that I’m French as well - as we have a big appreciation for culture and high design. Being both Mexican and Latina, I am very very passionate and I feel that translates with all the vibrant colors I use.
Q: WHAT DOES BEING AN ARTIST MEAN TO YOU?
A: Being an artist is the greatest honor. It means being a channel for inspiration and ideas that surface that can benefit humanity once expressed visually in the physical realm. It’s a duty in a sense, yet the most fulfilling and enthralling process. There is nothing like creating a work that you are proud of - that feels so fresh. Or to be inspired. Or when a brilliant idea comes to you. The best is seeing and witnessing people who are impacted by your work. I’m so grateful I get to do this and my goal is to keep getting better and better while becoming more well known to both the masses and the art world elite.
Q: YOUR WORKS TEND TO BE OF MIXED MEDIA, DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MEDIUM TO WORK WITH?
A: Yes - oil, oil and oil! I love painting with it. The way it blends and feels while painting is simply the best. Plus it’s stunning.
Q: WHEN DID YOU BEGIN TO PAINT ON MIRRORS?
A: Great question - 2014. I haven’t gone back to canvas ever since. It’s my favorite to work with, and I’m still as obsessed and in love with the surface as I was then. Feels meant to be.