Teresa Orazio | @moon­mambo Am­s­ter­dam

Gay Times Magazine - - CULTURE -

How does your work and art change as the world pro­gresses?

Hon­estly my art has been chang­ing not con­se­quently by the world pro­gress­ing, but it has been chang­ing by my feel­ings com­ing up from my re­la­tion­ships – it’s an in­ti­mate ap­proach to art I have. World progress and po­lit­i­cal changes are bonded to my daily life for sure, but I split the two things, art and daily world life, two dif­fer­ent top­ics which in­flu­ence my­self in two dif­fer­ent ways.

What does love mean to you?

Love to me means the core of life, it means to trust in hu­mans, it means shar­ing.

How do we look past het­eronor­ma­tive ex­pec­ta­tions of love and see the power of a hu­man con­nec­tion?

I grew up read­ing lit­er­a­ture about sex­u­al­ity in An­cient Rome, and I’ve never had any la­bels about sex­u­al­ity in my mind­set. I grew up look­ing at graf­fiti on Pom­peii’s walls of peo­ple hav­ing sex.

What does your work teach us about the power of re­la­tion­ships and the idea we’re all con­nected and closer than we might first think?

My works would love to teach the core of life which is, in my opin­ion, love. You can­not live with­out love – it would be not a good liv­ing. Ev­ery­body needs some­body.

Tell us about your most in­spired piece of work to date that best re­flects the real you?

Prob­a­bly a can­vas which its ti­tle is Build­ing Hu­man­ity, acrylic on can­vas 50X70.

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