Peca, Eclectix Interview 56

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Peca, An Eclectix Artist Interview

Peca was born in Argentina and currently lives in Barcelona. In spite of the language barrier, we’ve tried to accurately translate her words to share with you. Her fantastic art is extremely lively, full of childlike enthusiasm and capering wildlife. Swirling and transcending in a universe of halos, her anthropomorphic flora and fauna sport the all-knowing middle eye, sometimes as a belly button. Peca’s brilliant colors and singular vision mesmerize the viewer – her crazy wonderland and surrealist creatures enchant and enthrall. 



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My favorite art memory from my childhood is …

My grandfather and I carving an eskimo out of a piece of found marble with super precarious tools. He was very artistic, however he never gave himself much opportunity to create. We enjoyed the work and put a lot of enthusiasm into it … I don’t know where that piece is now, but I guess it will be my most enduring work in all time.



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My interest in art started …

I think the artist in me started in past lives, I was born with a clear interest in art in general. I do not remember any time in my life that art is absent, it’s in my soul. What has changed  is my awareness of it and while the time passes, the artist becomes stronger in me. I have no life outside of art, my partner is like me, we’re totally crazy.



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An an interesting bit of folklore surrounding one of my distant relatives is …

My uncle is a vampire from Pleiadian and his wife is a witch, but we are good people.


 Do you work full time on your art or do you also have another interest? 

I dedicate some time to meditation… and when I can study the night sky, the stars, the planets, the constellations and your movements.


If I could spend the day with any artist (dead or alive) it would be …

With the four Beatles. I do not know what we would do – their mere presence would make me happy.



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If I could own one piece of art, out of the world’s collections, it would be …

Maybe  Wheatfield With Crows by Vincent Van Gogh.

Or The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. It was the first work that disturbed my childish mind when I discovered it in a book in my home. I had a chance to see it in real life at the Prado Museum in Madrid. I found it to be a smaller work than I had thought and with so much to discover, it is like a small treasure.



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My current favorite piece of my own art is … 

My favorite is changing all the time, right now my fav is “The Royalty” (above) from my series Hopi Dream. There are many elements that were turning in my mind for some time and they all converged in this work, I regret having done it so small!



The most memorable thing anyone has ever said to me about my art is …

Someone once said “It is a copy of Leger”… This always intrigued me, I couldn’t comprehend where that person found a connection in our art.



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I am currently working on …. 

My current series is called Hopi Dream and it is a long series that started some time ago. I don’t know when it will end… I am inspired by the unconscious, in my dreams, and dreams of my waking mind. This series has many symbols of my own past and future lives, they are fantastic worlds governed by unconventional laws and inhabited by beings with extraordinary qualities, within a very existentialist concept.



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If I could time travel – the era or historical date I would like to drop in on is … 

in art : in the Dadaists time, where to make a show was risky and provocative. But what I would really like, is to go to the beginning of time on Earth and stay there a day observing it all, breathing deeply… to see the night sky without contamination.



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The last song I choose to listen to was …

Los Chanchos Tambien Muerden by Mono Cieza, my husband.



The last book I couldn’t put down was …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.



My favorite character in a work of fiction is …

I have a few, but I choose a loser of this system - Ignatius Reilly ( from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole )



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One of my favorite words is …  Life.



One of my favorite smells is …

What you breathe after a rain.



One of my (recently) favorite movies/TV shows is …

I not have a TV. Some of the last films that I saw and I liked are: Space Station 76 , Are You Here? and The Sun by Alexander Sokurov



I can’t live without …

It is silly, but I have to say love and air.



My favorite part in/of my home is … 

I live in a city near a mountain and my refuge is my garden terrace full of plants, because is my connection with the sky and its inhabitants.



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If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be… 

In some forest where magical things happen.



My favorite motto (or quote) is …

 ”What makes it serious is that we know that after the order of this world there is another”.

(To Have Done With the Judgment of God by Antonin Artaud)


The ultimate truth is emptiness”.  — (Buddhism)



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