Tatiana Saurez: I’m actually in the process of planning my wedding. In my ‘ Wedding Shit ‘ desktop folder, I’ve got an awesome collection of flower photos. Flower arrangements, colors, and bouquets galore! The fruit and flower combinations sparked the idea for this print.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Tatiana Suarez: I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a kid.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Tatiana Suarez: I don’t have any memory of what my first piece was, but I do remember painting my dog a lot. 1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Tatiana Suarez: My dad was a big inspiration growing up. Salvador Dali, Disney movies in general. I remember writing a report on Bill Peet in the 6th grade. Tim Burton is also responsible for most of my earlier stuff.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Tatiana Suarez: This question’s always a tough one, there’s so many to list. James Jean, Joao Ruas, Chet Zar, Glenn Barr, Chris Sanders, Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Kris Lewis are just a few that get me going now.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Tatiana Suarez: When working from home, I actually prefer to have the TV on. I get various ideas for pieces from movies (I also speak in movie quotes because of this, ha.) Now that I’m in my studio, I work with music playing. I listen to a big ol’ mess of stuff.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Tatiana Suarez: Another tough one. I would love to get down on a mural with with Miss Van, and create a painting with Audrey Kawasaki. Both are very inspirational and beautiful, it would be an honor & a dream of mine.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Tatiana Suarez: Alphonse Mucha would be cool, his ladies are a big inspiration.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Tatiana Suarez: A Johnny Robles piece. Yep, it’s sitting loverly in my living room.
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Tatiana Suarez: A Colin Christian sculpture. It’s one of his test pieces, so it’s uncompleted, cracked, and crude. I’m in love with it.
1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?
Tatiana Suarez: I’ll be participating in some group shows and hopefully working on a couple of murals before Basel time. I’ll be spending the majority of the time working on personal stuff. Also, my online shop will be updated with some goodies and smaller, more affordable pieces.
1xRun: Anything else you would like to add?
Tatiana Suarez: Stay tuned!
1xRun: Where can people find you on the internette?