Inside the Studio

Tomasa Martín

What are the major themes you pursue in your work?

I’m interested in issues related to communication between people, especially regarding newspapers, books, and texts. Right now, I am very interested in the human figure and the many ways in which people express their feelings and emotions.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist? 

The  best advice I’ve received is that you have to be authentic — to be just as you are. If you live in this way, then your freedom of expression becomes more authentic, as well as your work. It’s important to express what you feel at any time without being influenced by the current fashions and artistic trends. I think it is the most sincere form of expression.

Prefer to work with music or in silence? 

I prefer to work with music, and sometimes I like to listen to radio programs.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be? 

It would be very difficult to choose only one work, but each time this question arises, one work always comes to mind: Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth. I think it is an artwork of great beauty.

Who are your favorite writers?

I like many writers, but certainly the writer who interests me the most is Haruki Murakami. His writing drags and carries me wherever his story may go.