Inside the Studio
Oscar Sancho Nin
Favorite material to work with?
I paint with acrylic on canvas almost always, but sometimes I mix techniques using an oil bar or pencil. I try to work with the highest quality of materials. I hope that future generations will be able to see my artwork in good condition.
What themes do you pursue?
I like all kind of themes but usually paint with a sense of humor or irony. I like darkness too, I see the black color as symbol of magic and mystery, it really fascinates me.
How many years as an artist?
I decided to be an artist (or something like that) when I was ten years old. Since 2008, I’ve taken it much more seriously, but I´m still not a professional.
Where is your studio?
My studio is in a building where rooms are rented out. It´s only a place to work, nothing else.
What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
My art teacher once told me,“In a painting you can do what you want, you are free.”.
Why do you make art?
Because I want to say something else or in a different way rather than being in silence. And because I know how to paint.
Art school or self-taught?
I went to art school but I think it wasn’t really necessary. The most of the times I learned much more by myself.
I don´t like them, but I recognize that some people looks great with it and with some piercing.
Prefer to work with music or in silence?
Succulents or cigarettes?
Cigarettes. I know, I have to give up.
Breaking glasses or neighbors talking.
The jasmine at night.
Who are your favorite writers?
Julio Cortázar, Michel Houellebecq, Charles Bukowski, Robert Greene, Lao Tsé, Herman Hesse and all the existentialists.
If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
I would probably be exactly like now but much boring.
Food or sleep?
Were you popular in high school?
I belonged to the misfits group. Nine Inch Nail´s fan, acne, drawings, buff… what times those were!
Astrology or astronomy?
I prefer something easy as astrology. One question leads to another until the infinite, that´s the world of science.
Which living or dead artist would you most like to meet?
Goya when he did the black paintings. I think he did a real step forward in the 19 century.
Figurative or abstract?
I like both. I love mixing figurative and abstract, I think it gives more dimensions to the painting and more mystery indeed.
Is painting dead?
I suppose we cannot invent something new on a canvas, the painters of 20 century made sure not to leave anything new to create, they did it all. But I think if we come back to the “painting” and create through a personal or creative vision it´s not dead at all.