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Tue, Jul 24 - Tue, Jul 31
RUN #00030a
Tatiana Suarez - Leopard Original Painting
Tatiana Suarez
Leopard Original Painting
Part of Flora   View Entire Series
Edition Size:   1
12.5 x 16 inches Acrylic on Wood
This Run is Sold Out
"Leopard was done specifically for the folks at 1xRUN. I’ve got a seemly collection of animal pictures, which I often flip through when I’m in need of inspiration for a new piece. The decision to use a leopard gecko was simply, me coming across the photo, and remembering that I’ve been eager to use one in a painting for a while now. That, and also that I think they’re groovy – swapping his brown spots to fuchsia would make him even groovier. The ladies in my paintings are usually adorned with flowers of some sort, this time I decided to have that accent tattooed to her neck. " - Tatiana Suarez

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Tatiana Suarez Reminisceses Of Miami Beaches

Back for her third RUN, the versatile and talented Tatiana Suarez has again brought us another curvacious beauty with the hand-embellished beauty Flora.  After the success of Tatiana’s SOLD OUT second RUN Sea Gal, we are again excited to showcase these uniquely hand-painted 3-color silkscreens from the Florida native who now resides in New York City. Read on for process shots, mural flicks and more  as Tatiana takes us through Flora in the 1xRUN Thru Interview…

Tatiana Suarez Embellish Flora With Some Help From a Friend…

1xRUN Thru Interview
Flora by Tatiana Suarez
1xRun: Is the original still for sale?
Tatiana Saurez:   Yes, the sketch is available here on 1xRUN, along with an original painting from my debut RUN “Leopard Girl.”
1xRun: When was the piece drawn/created?
Tatiana Saurez:  Early May of this year.

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?

Tatiana Saurez:  I’m actually in the process of planning my wedding. In my ‘ Wedding Shit ‘ desktop folder, I’ve got an awesome collection of flower photos. Flower arrangements, colors, and bouquets galore! The fruit and flower combinations sparked the idea for this print.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Tatiana Saurez:   About a month.

 

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Tatiana Saurez:  I’ve been feeling nostalgic of my hometown, so naturally…oranges and iguanas, oh my.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?
Tatiana Saurez:  It’s a special one for me. Also, b/c silkscreens limit my color use, there’s going to be a lot of hand painting goodness added to each print.
1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Tatiana Saurez:  Floriduh.

Tatiana @ ArtBasel Miami Beach

Tatiana @ Art Basel Miami Beach

1xRun: When did you first start making art?

Tatiana Suarez: I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a kid.

1xRun: What was your first piece?

Tatiana Suarez: I don’t have any memory of what my first piece was, but I do remember painting my dog a lot. 1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?

Tatiana Suarez: My dad was a big inspiration growing up. Salvador Dali, Disney movies in general. I remember writing a report on Bill Peet in the 6th grade. Tim Burton is also responsible for most of my earlier stuff.

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?

Tatiana Suarez: This question’s always a tough one, there’s so many to list. James Jean, Joao Ruas, Chet Zar, Glenn Barr, Chris Sanders, Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Kris Lewis are just a few that get me going now.

1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Tatiana Suarez: When working from home, I actually prefer to have the TV on. I get various ideas for pieces from movies (I also speak in movie quotes because of this, ha.) Now that I’m in my studio, I work with music playing. I listen to a big ol’ mess of stuff.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?

Tatiana Suarez: Another tough one. I would love to get down on a mural with with Miss Van, and create a painting with Audrey Kawasaki. Both are very inspirational and beautiful, it would be an honor & a dream of mine.

Audrey Kawasaki

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Tatiana Suarez: Alphonse Mucha would be cool, his ladies are a big inspiration.

Alphonse Mucha

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Tatiana Suarez: A Johnny Robles piece. Yep, it’s sitting loverly in my living room.

1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?

Tatiana Suarez: A Colin Christian sculpture. It’s one of his test pieces, so it’s uncompleted, cracked, and crude. I’m in love with it.

Colin Christian

1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?

Tatiana Suarez: I’ll be participating in some group shows and hopefully working on a couple of murals before Basel time. I’ll be spending the majority of the time working on personal stuff. Also, my online shop will be updated with some goodies and smaller, more affordable pieces.

1xRun: Anything else you would like to add?

Tatiana Suarez: Stay tuned!

1xRun: Where can people find you on the internette?

Tatiana Suarez: WebsiteFacebookTwitterTumblrmore TumblrInstagram – @tatunga

-1xRun

About the Artist

Location: Miami, Florida

Tatiana Suarez is an artist based of out Miami, Florida. Her charming style is distinctive -- the trademark eyes draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives.

Find out more @ http://www.tatisuarez.com/