Her illustrations are a journey between colors - we talk to Basia Flores
She exhibited her work, among others In: San Francisco, Manaus, London, Tokyo and Krakow - A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.
Illustrated for warehousesKukbuk, Wysokie Obcasy, Non/Fiction, Characters, Fuss, PNT, Newsweek and Outdoor Magazyn ...
She also collaborated with the brandMedicine, creating illustrations for a limited collection of clothingRebel Girl.
Her illustrations are a journey between colors, shapes and emotions. As she says it herself .
We talk to Basia in her studio located in the center of Katowice in a beautiful tenement house, where you can smell the paint in the air, and each wall is teeming with color.
We invite journey
Basia:Painting is my alternative, developing illustrations. Intertwining the story of colors. It is also breath and contact with the body. When painting, he stays in motion, which I lack in static work with an illustration.
Would you say you have a specific style?
Basia:I definitely have a specific style, which is the result of many years of work, conscious searches and experiments. Like me, it changes and completes over time. However, the essence of the style I use continues.
What is your favorite project you have been working on so far?
Basia:The project that was a breakthrough for me is a series of illustrations for the project "Inner Strength. Women of Poland and Japan". This project to which I was invited by The Spirit of Poland. And he consisted in portraying female strength. I chose five women whom I drew portraits based on my conversations with them. The project was presented, among others, at the exhibition in Japan and New York (2018), as well as in Krakow at the Manggha Museum and Technology Museum (2021). The project was implemented in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Spirit of Poland and Culture.pl
Give us a few reasons why you chose the Lila toilet for your studio?
Basia:Simplicity and quality at the same time.
Where are you looking for inspiration?
Basia: Wherever possible. :)
If you could put any outstanding work of art in your home, what would it be and why?
Basia:David Hockney - Man in Shower in Beverly Hills. I had the opportunity to see him live at the Tate Modern Gallery in London in 2019 and this picture will be totally absorbed in. This experience that I can't explain or describe it. Fleeting, a bit like the first date or first kiss.
Tell us about the space in which you set up the dressing table - how did you integrate her into space?
Basia:I set the dressing table in my studio. She found herself here, acting as a desk on which I sketch.
Night Marek, Morning Bird?
What is a responsible design for you?
Basia:Responsible design - is conscious, sensitive and sensitive to the needs of our planet and us - its inhabitants.
All Berke furniture. They have their names, but if you could change the name Lila L, what would you call them why?
Basia:Four -legged Creative Station
If you were to be reborn as a piece of furniture or an element of interior design, what would it be and why?
Basia:I would be a lamp. A beautiful lamp in the interior is like a sculpture.
What is work for you?
Basia:The studio is my kingdom.
What rituals accompany you at work?
Basia:Always coffee first.
What touches you?
Basia: I am touched by dogs without paws. I am touched by images that cause chills. Romantic movies. Transience of life. I am a bit of luck in the enormity of evil.