Barcelona-based artist and painter Eva Armisén discusses her inspirations, the impact of motherhood on a creative career, and new artistic collaborations.
She and Mauren discuss how this sense of independence has extended to the balance she keeps between being a mother and an artist, as well. Eva says that, although she still sometimes has guilty moments, she never felt like she had to or should have given up her career, and is proud of how her children have turned out.
Eva have been involved in numerous collaborations, most recently working on a film and book about the “Haenyeo,” the diving women in the Korean province of Jeju.
She also shares her advice for other creatives and women artists, saying, “I guess if you are a creative person or an artist and if you listen to yourself… that power, it’s inside you. And you have to keep just listening to it, because it will lead you toward—there are a lot of failures that are coming but there are also nice things—and you know that you don’t need anything to create but yourself.”
About our guest:
Eva Armisén focuses on capturing daily life and everydayness as something extraordinary, offering an exuberant, optimistic look at the world through her work. She earned her Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona, before entering the Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam for further training and study. Although primarily a painter and engraver, she collaborates on a wide variety of projects, most recently the book “Mom is a Haenyeo,” about the diving women of Jeju.