How did you get started doing what you do?
I do collage many years ago. After a period of experimentation with digital collage, I am currently working manually again: I have returned to scissors, glue, and the exploration of various materials that I have on my environment.

How would you describe your creative style?
Ups! that hard! I am very bad for naming and classifying styles; It will be because I don’t like the classifications… I do what I feel.

Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz
Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz

What’s your inspiration?
I am inspired by art movements such as surrealism, Dadaism, ready-made, pop art, and all the thought that seeks to transgress the socially established as normative discourse. If I had to define as a “fan” of any group I think would be the creators of the early twentieth century, I admire your sense of rejection and rebellion against the established norms, as well as the artistic idea of the Dadaists that “the chance is something fundamental “in the creative process, and the defense of absolute creative freedom.

What is art to you?
The principal tool to express, and the most important way to learn to look the world.

What does your typical day look like?
My typical day starts early at my studio, and it finishes very late at my studio.

Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz
Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz

How do you keep motivated?
Keeping the passion and the desire to learn, as in all things in life. Socrates already said “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”, this is my way.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
Express ideas and concepts that I cannot express with words.

What do you want others to take away from your work?
Everything that my collage can inspire and suggest to them. I always use surrealistic language, allowing total freedom of interpretation to the observer: The observer’s interpretation always seems the most interesting to me. Depending on who and how looks the the pieces, the interpretation can be very different to the author’s, which is always unilateral and is simply the starting point of the work.

Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz

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What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
Live and learn!

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working” big true by Pablo Picasso.

Interview with collage artist, Rebeka Elizegi on Jung Katz
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What’s your dream project?
Any project that I propose myself, whether big or small.

What’s your process like?
It always starts like a irremediable chaos of paper and materials over my table, and it finishes invading all my studio… Lucky, in the flow, generally is born some interesting piece…

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Posted by:Casey Webb

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Jung Katz, as well as Editor for ZIIBRA.

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