Allan Gandhi: Taças

Allan Gandhi

Artwork’s Title: Taças

Material Used: Oil on linen

Studio Based: São Paulo – SP – Brazil

Allan Gandhi, Taças, 2020, Oil on linen, 80 x 60 cm

Can you tell us about the process of making your work?

Most of the time it start with colors. no Sketches. I choose the colors I want to work with and start to paint. The painting goes by itself. A face appears. One thing becomes another. I decide what stays or not while things are happening. It’s an unknown path until I get to the point where the painting is done.

Could you share with us some insights on your recent work ‘Taças’? Is there any particular story behind this new painting?

First, I was excited to try new and more acid colors. The paint began with 3 figures trying to hold glasses without splitting. A twisted party. It’s hard to tell what’s really happening there. To get this done, I rotated the frame several times. I’ve been doing this when something isn’t quite what I want. 

Ended up in this orange and acid green craziness.

It seems that you’d rather develop your works on smaller scale canvases. Would you work on bigger canvases? 

Yes. I’m thinking about this recently. Maybe this year I will try bigger ones. I do prefer working in medium/small paintings because I can figure out more quickly.

Where do you draw inspiration in order to build up your imagery? Is it only related to personal memories or are you also into more random figures or stories on your canvases? 

Both. It’s really a mix of these two.  I do a lot of research and I am constantly looking for things I want to put on my paintings.  

Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?

 Charles Garabedian, Baselitz, Dumas.

What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?

Its a huge warehouse in Cambuci, São Paulo.  I share the space with another artists. 

What do your mum and dad think about your art?

Well, I don’t know but I think my father likes it more than my mother.

Which are your plans for the near future?

I need to find more time to work on my paintings. This is my main plan for future.

Additional Paintings

Allan Gandhi, Blue and Yellow, 2020, Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 60 cm
Allan Gandhi, Tap Dancer, 2020, Oil and oil pastels on canvas, 70 cm x 80 cm
Allan Gandhi, Olho, 2021, Oil and oil pastels on linen, 80 cm x 60 cm


All images courtesy of the artist

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