Cartonlandia by Ana Serrano (62x48x54 inches)
We're really excited to share with you the work of Ana Serrano.
Ana's startlingly intricate and vibrant sculptures are nothing short of amazing. The detail and energy, plus the large scale make these piles-of-buildings cardboard sculptures endlessly fascinating. Plus, Ana is relatively young, which makes these works of art all the more impressive.
Read the interview after the jump.
REUBEN MILLER Please tell us a little bit about yourself!
Ana Serrano I was born in Los Angeles, and have lived here ever since. I'm a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and currently freelancing.
RM What mediums do you use for creating your art and objects?
AS Recently I've been working with cardboard because I find it easy to handle and manipulate, but also I like that it's a mundane and familiar material. Also I use a lot of photography I've taken as collages in my projects, and I'll also use non-copyrighted material I find on the web. I like how this technology has changed the way I'm able to approach art making.
RM Where do you get your inspiration?
AS Many places, but mostly from real life situations or events, I really like stories, and storytelling. I like to find inspiration there even if my work doesn't result in a narrative but rather just a small portion of a larger story. Also, looking at other artists work (from the past and present) is motivational to me; to see what others have been able to accomplished with art is exciting and keeps me going.
RM Who do you think most influenced your work?
AS Definitely my family and my surroundings growing up, I like to look back and re-examine the things that seemed normal back then but now realize were a bit distorted. Also, my art education really taught me how to critically think and approach art making.
RM How do you think up the subjects for your sculptures?
AS Most of the subject matter is something that is familiar to me, something I've taken for granted but now I like to research and read about that subject and see it from a new perspective then I'm able to understand why I found it interesting in the first place.
RM Where is your work exhibited? For sale?
RM What's next on the horizon?
AS For my latest projects, visit my blog.