Monday, July 7, 2014

Meet Anita Dominoni

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you study or train and about your present job?
I'm graduated in Theatrical Characterization by Colón Theater (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and also in Scenography by Escuela Superior de Artes Ernesto de la Carcova (Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina).

I work as Art or Set Director, Illustrator and also as Tattoo Artist, which has been an extremely interesting new challenge in the last four years.

What inspired or influenced you to become an artist?
Since I was a child drawing and painting used to be my passion. So that's how it started and it's been a main part of my life.

In terms of influence, besides the great names which are always main references, I'm really fond of artists like John Currin, David Hockney, Carla Barth, Jeff Gougue and many others.

Please describe your current aesthetic, materials and medium you use in your pieces.
I use different technical methods, like collage or drawing using pencil, acrylic, gouache and/or water-color ink in paper or canvas and photoshop for example.

Who are your current favorite artists and designers? Why?
I've been especially interested in the freshly new point of views of artists like Camila Engman, Vivienne Strauss, Ana Juan, Paola Gaviria, Talita Hoffmann, Matte Stephen and Alice Rules. I think these guys are very, very, very good.

What’s been your favorite project so far?
I really, really liked working in O Último Romance de Balzac (Director Geraldo Sarno). And the it was such an emotion when I was awarded as best Large Metrage Movie Art Director at the 2009 Gramado City Cinema Festival in Brazil. 

As Art or Set Director, I am usually in charge of the general aesthetics concept, including planning and realization supervision, of a movie. That was my work in this project, so I was responsible for scenarios, make up and costume - considering the screenplay and especially the director´s main idea about it.

What is a constant challenge for you and most rewarding part of having a creative profession?
I think that subtlety is very important in what refers to personage characterization and set configuration. Achieving the exact point, considering the director lines, is what I look for and it's not easy to get there :)

What do you do when you are not working?
I love having fun with my 7 year-old son and my pets.

I noticed that the most of your pieces have birds and other animals in it either alone or with people. What is their significance in your work?
I have 4 pets so you have an idea how important they are for me :) I like fables a lot and nature's beauty too.

The owl is an animal seen as a wise or having something like the old age experience. That´s how I read the Aesop´s fable "El Búho y Las Aves" (The Owl and The Birds), which I used as the base for the piece shown at the top.

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