LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Art and architecture have always inspired me: the type of art that mimics the beauty of our reality, the type of architecture that transforms the space around us. Since I was a child, I have always wished to grasp this beauty, its ephemerality and unattainability.
My parents had a large bookcase full of exciting books about biology, chemistry, geography, ecology, medicine and other subjects. However, and to my own surprise, I gave preference exclusively to those dedicated to the masterpieces of Cranach, Bruegel, Velázquez, da Vinci and Renoir, in which I discovered new details over and over again.
I was raised in a family with a strong background in natural sciences. Despite this fact, I did not hesitate a second to choose Russian Philology as the primary subject of my studies, while dedicating all my free time to folklore art and oil painting. Soon after finishing Bachelor’s studies, I moved to Germany where I continued my education in a field that was completely new to me — Interior Design and Architecture. Still, the passion for art that emerged in the early childhood keeps inspiring me even 20 years after, which is why I have decided to make a new start and participate in the Arte Laguna Contest.
Although I respect and acknowledge classical painting techniques, I prefer modern artwork methods, namely, digital graphics and 3D modeling. These tools allow me to create "parallel realities" in which I experiment with the space, manipulate it with shadows and lights, and integrate 2D models into the 3D context. In my work I always aim at and pay particular attention to the Observer’s inclusion in that what he or she observes as well as to his or her empathy.
WHO I AM
My name is Tana Amaru. I create, therefore I am. You will find me at @tana.amaru
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