Hello Dear Katerine López. Thank you for giving us the chance to Interview with you. Our first question is how the “Quarantine” affects your art?

I think the quarantine separated us from the daily distractions to which we were accustomed and allowed people more time for introspection. I personally took more time to refine my drawing technique, but at the same time the art I created communicated a sense of loneliness and despair, a reflection of the impact that the quarantine restrictions had on my spirit.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what drove you to choose art as a career?

I've always been involved in the world of art. My mother saw a certain level of technical talent in me from a very young age and she always tried to develop my potential by enrolling me in art classes and taking me to local events. When I started studying art at the university I realized that it was not just a matter of developing a technique, it was rather to find in art a way to communicate my life experience, and that is what I am currently trying to do with my work.

Which of your artworks are you most proud of?

I have a particular interest in global politics and it is evident in my work. Although I try to be neutral with the message I communicate, my drawings and paintings with political references are the ones that make me the most proud. My hope is that someday these works can be looked back upon as a reflection of the challenges in this era we live in.

Could you describe your normal day as an artist?

I try to work on my art between 2 to 6 hours every day. I work out of my mini studio and often listen to a mix of classical and rock music while I am drawing. Sometimes it takes me many hours or days to decide what is going to be the topic that I am going to approach, and other times something immediate occurs to me, as a consequence of some news or a book I have read. In particular, I am interested in books and images of world history, botany, entomology and biology.

Can you give us a spoiler on what’s coming next for Katerine López?

I want to continue doing what I am doing now. Which is devoting as much time as possible to developing my work and promoting it through participation in exhibitions and other outreach events. I also intend to explore my work in a three-dimensional form and experiment with other new techniques and print media for the digital art that I am creating at the moment.