I was born in Madrid, Spain. There I got my degree on Engraving and Printmaking Techniques, and Graphic Design at School of Art n.10.
My work is based on drawing and printmaking, two forms of artistic expressions. My work tends to simplicity, refers to instants and sensations, claiming the essential opposite to decorative and/or explanation imposes.
The creation moment is very intimate for me. I work on my drawings as a way of expressing my imaginary, my worries, my vision of the things around me, most of which I do not comprehend. Personally, I consider the creative process as a fundamental part to understand my work. The act of drawing, the sound of the pencil or the plume on the paper, the traces, the mistakes and the successes.
What attracts me in printmaking, more than its primitive quality of reproducing images, is the way I solve and work my drawings and ideas with various techniques, until obtaining what I want. The technique I work with the most is lithography. It is very direct and allows me to work the traces, something very present in my work. This technique suits my way of working really well.
PAULA GARCÍA ARIZCUN
Watch the video she made during her residency at Frans Masereel Centrum.
03.01.2012 - 24.02.2012