VLADIMIRO MERINO

PEOPLEText: Gisella Lifchitz

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What inspires you when you draw?

What I’m most interested in drawing is people. Also, I try to keep drawing like an exercise, by night with chalks in my terrace after putting my child to bed, or in the morning before going to work.

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Which are the most important moments of your career so far?

One of the highest points in my career is a one-month painting workshop I attended to in Israel. It was about Jerusalem landscaping, dictated by New Yorker painter Israel Hershberg. The time I spent painting is, for me, the highest time in my career. I believe art is the most important thing a person can do with his life. I think man if made for that.

What would you like to do that you haven’t done yet?

I’ like to work on a comic. That’s my immediate plan. I’ve worked on a script with a scriptwriter, Francisco Cascallares. This is the story of the universal flood (this subject’s been on my mind for the last years). I want to talk about the man before and after that divine punishment. This is a science fiction story.
I also want to get back to painting, because art is related to youth, obviously.

Vladimiro throws some of his truths into the wind. His main subjects are, then again, arts, life, human kind, and tragedies. His characters seem to come from a different era. They are powerful and ageless. But they can also be vulnerable and lonely. Real fighters. Men in search of themselves just like him. Just like us.

Text: Gisella Lifchitz

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