Defining digital art is almost as challenging as defining art in general. Throughout history, artists have used a variety of techniques available to express their worldview. And with the invention of new technologies, a range of huge possibilities and tools opened to the artistic universe.
It’s interesting to observe that an artist is never just the technique he uses in his works. Musicians may wish to draw sounds from different objects; painters may want to add elements that contribute to the communication of the work, in addition to the ink … And digital artists add technology in the creation of their works, while still switching between other tools.
We bring in the 3rd episode of this first season of “What would the world be without?”, Kalina Juzwiak or just kaju, as she calls herself. Architect and visual artist, she shared with us her worldview about digital arts.
As a child, Kaju was already expressing herself on paper, externalizing everything that was inside her and because, she was very shy, she could not express in words. As she grew up, she asked her parents to explore another space that would become her main object of work: the wall of her room.
She graduated in architecture, school that, she says that helped her to see herself an artist:
During Architecture and Urbanism university, while I used my knowledge in perspective illustrations – and doodles during lectures, I was encouraged by friends to open those [artistic] drawers.
The architecture continues, in fact, present in kaju’s creations. She says that she loved the possibility of creating spaces where people could feel, witness and connect; relationships that art is capable of building with society.
She stars her transition to the artistic area in 2012, while she was keeping on her architecture office. She decided to go to Switzerland – the country of her ancestors – seeking to discover more about that new artistic experience. She returned to Brazil determined to study graphic design at Panamericana – having completed her studies in 2015.
She is a focused and productive creative, who links proactive ideas, discipline and determination. In fact, Kaju believes that it is not necessary to follow the stereotype of the ‘cricket artist’ to create a high-quality work.
I am the opposite of this and I truly believe that discipline is a tool to boost creativity and more than that – delivering creative work with consistency and purpose.
Thus, with captivating personality and great artistic sensitivity to connect various artistic languages, kaju shows us how art can be accessible and deeply inspiring.
Learn more about the artist through the links below.
And for you, what would the world be without digital art? Tell us in the comments bellow.
Learn more about this unprecedented On•Z project
‘What would the world be without?’ is a documentary series about the eleven most present arts nowadays.
On•Z and Weedoo Studio of Arts and Films have developed this project, which counts on the participation of artists of different nationalities, so that we can understand the importance of the arts, not only in Brazil but worldwide. This series is born with the intention of making us reflect on the influence caused by each art, both in the development of humanity throughout the ages and their impact on the life of each human being, and in the transformation of the world and society as a whole , leaving the question in the air so that each one tries to answer individually: “WHAT WOULD THE WORLD BE WITHOUT?” [the arts].