By Divulge Magazine Contributor Jacqueline Paumier
Artist Ivan Guaderrama is no stranger to struggle, nor is he a stranger to the difficulties of making it as an artist. Like his art, Guaderrama chooses to remain positive and optimistic. He believes in investing in the positive over dwelling on the tragedies of life. When asked what could change about the art world, the artist replied that it’s all about perspective.
“Artists have a way of focusing on the “starving artist” stereotype, but if that’s all you focus on then it’s all you receive. With interactive art I’ve changed the message, it’s not about a moment in my life, it’s as much about the person seeing the painting than it is about me” said Guaderrama.
“If we have the technology today to create a robotic arm that functions like a normal one, what will we have in the future? And how does that apply to art? What will we be able to create?” said Guaderrama.
“I have plans in the future for art pieces that change their color along with the temperature, becoming a different painting from season to season,” he said. “I would also love the opportunity to create an art piece that involves many people in its creation.”