Paris-based visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas talks about his art practice, waste, and consumerism, as well as his ongoing "autoconstrucción" project.
DSCENE Editor Katarina Djoric sits down with Paris-based visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas to talk about his art practice, waste, and consumerism, as well as his ongoing autoconstrucción project.
Where does your LOVE for art come from?
From my family. All kinds of art have surrounded my siblings and me for as long as I can remember: listening to symphonies and dancing to cumbia with our mother, while looking at our father painting at home, cooking and gardening altogether, storytelling attempting to produce some sort of rhyme and mischievous sense before going to bed at night, and drawing a family cadavre-exquis in the morning, before heading to school…
How did your life and upbringing in Mexico influence your art practice?
In many different ways. My practice has that personal experience as a crucial material, but not as a subject matter of the works and projects I make, it’s just a starting point.