"IDENTITY IS HERITAGE, IT'S GIVEN TO US. ONE OF THE MYTHS OF OUR TIME IS THAT WE CREATE OUR OWN IDENTITY. THAT'S NOT TRUE." DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST!
What kind of child were you?
I studied in a religious school that made me enemy of all kind of institutions. I was a really bad student, so boring, you know… I was drawing instead listening teacher’s lesson.
When did you start to dedicate yourself to painting?
I always wanted to be an artist, always! Only today I start thinking about having another job… Just thinking in all i could learn… I suppose we all feel curiosity about how would be having an alternative life.
What represent “art” for you in one word.
Representation. Art means representing our times in a beautiful manner. Art is just that, who says another thing is just lying.
Do you remember your first painting?
No. I really do not remember. My best painting and the only one I care is the next one… The one I project in my head.
Do you want to talk about your “fake abstract 1” series?
Fake abstract talks about our fake times. How we fake everything. Even beauty. This serie is a joke about the modern-abstract-conceptual-contemporary art standards mixing it with the classical old one. Contemporary art is just the same academy, same as the xix century one… With it’s own stupid and irrational myths.
What is “identity” for you?
Identity is heritage, it’s given to us. One of the myths of our time is that we create our own identity. That’s not true. It’s a great difference between create and manage something, we manage what we are and what we have got… I say more: we should spend a lot of time studying more our past and history. It’s childish feature to worry so much about our personal identity. Thinking about the world as a hole and others is the greatest think we can do instead worrying about our own ass. Real issues and real study is the a job forgotten by our society. I know this opinion is not the popular one.
If you were not Llino who would you like to be?
Being myself is enough, I won’t envy nobody’s skin. To tell truth I do not see around much people i admire, in fact I’m amaze how this world does not fall apart in pieces with so many psychos around managing the important issues. I admire honest people that still doing their job, doctors, etc. Maybe being a doctor could be a great thing.
Your biggest delusion and your biggest success.
I have convictions, ideas and I do not hide them, I tell what I think to everyone, even if it carry me problems or enemies. Usually this feature does not bring you big success.
What do you do after this interview?
After tomorrow I travel to Paris for my opening, I meet my dear galerist Geraldine… And back to my studio.
Official Website www.linolago.com
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