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Gui Pondé, The Abyssal Zone, 2016.

Gui Pondé, The Abyssal Zone, 2016

I’m pretty much like an Italian Mamma when it comes to my work

Name

Gui Pondé

Profession

Artist

Website

guiponde.com

Gui Pondé By Dhiren Shingadia

Gui Pondé by Dhiren Shingadia

Who are you? What do you do?

I’m a foreigner. Like everyone else.  I observe, listen and think. That’s what I do most of the time.

Where are you from?

I was born in Rio de Janeiro and now I’m based in London.

Your style in 3 words?

Inconsistent, subtle and intimate.

Gui Pondé, The Characters, 2015

Gui Pondé, The Characters, 2015

Your weakness? Your strength?

My Hypochondria and empathy.

What makes you different?

My eyebrows, I have very distinctive eyebrows. Also, I’m colour-blind. The way I see red is different than everyone else.

When did you decide to become an artist?

At a very early age I think. But it took me a while to figure out how to do that.

Gui Pondé, The Sacred Assembly of the Another Other, 2017, by Olav Lorentzen

Gui Pondé, The Sacred Assembly of the Another Other, 2017, by Olav Lorentzen

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process/your work?

The fact that it doesn’t matter what you do, or how you do it, the work will always expose who you are and the things you are going through at that very moment. Sometimes we can hide by talking about something else or by making abstract work but if you start asking why, again and again… you will find out so much about yourself. That’s cool.

A few words about your favourite creation?

I’m pretty much like an Italian Mamma when it comes to my work. I would cry over and fight for each one of them. On the other hand, I have the impression that my favourite work is the one yet to be done.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

To be honest, I’m far more inspired by people’s personalities rather than the artwork they make. Maybe they are the same thing?!

Gui Pondé, The Sacred Assembly of the Another Other, 2017

Gui Pondé, The Sacred Assembly of the Another Other, 2017

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I’ve been recently very interested in precarious socially constructed identities. Otherness and post-truth stuff.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

Ethics.

2017: Where are we going?

Somewhere between birth and death.

Gui Pondé, Black Jaguar, 2017

Gui Pondé, Black Jaguar, 2017

When the going gets tough…

I meditate or I call an old friend. Or beer… Magic combo!

Your city’s favourite spots?

Bookshops. There is one in London called Ti Pi Tin. Some cool alternative publications there.

Do you have a vision?

Sometimes, but it’s very blurry.

Tell us about your future plans…

To keep asking questions.

#…?

Airplane mode

 Ti Pi Tin Bookshop

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