Five questions to Luciana Brux

Five questions to Luciana Brux

Luciana Brux was born in Buenos Aires in 1979 and began painting at the age of 17. After living in various countries, she chose Barcelona as her home in 2020. She is primarily a self-taught artist, perceiving a unique beauty and aesthetic sense. Opting for the path of abstraction, she finds it allows her to express herself without limits and immerse herself in the unconscious through a meditative state while painting. Her artworks mirror her experiences, emotional states, learnings, and explorations beyond familiar boundaries.Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

I used to love art classes at school, but it was at 17 when I bought my first canvas and acrylic paintings. I felt the need to start expressing myself through art, and I started coping with pictures that I used to take. After trying a couple of boring drawing and oil painting classes, I started workshops with an artist that gave me some advice to go into abstract and I fell in love with abstract and I remained in that world.  I continued exploring that path alone and with some classes with different artists. 

Even art accompany me my whole life, I wasn’t fully dedicated, as curiosity for traveling led me to live in different countries and worked for corporations as Executive Assistant, and my curiosity led me to study many things, but since I was 30 my process of healing and spiritual awakening made me want to help others as well, so I’ve been also exploring studies on different alternative therapies. Today I’m dancing between therapies and painting.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

It’s very important for me to create a nice environment. I put instrumental music that inspires me, some incense, sometimes I write what's in my mind, then I prepare the canvas, choose a palette of colors and put all the elements at hand and I start to play, doing some marks and stains, and the dance starts. I start connecting with all my experiences, learning, contact with nature, etc. I get into a meditation state that is also kind of a healing process for me, because I do a lot of self-observation and self-talk. Everything I prepared, thought to do, colors chosen, could finish with a totally different idea during the process, so I keep open and let myself surprise.What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

Nowadays my studio it’s at home, as I’ve recently moved and I’m in a temporary space. It has to be clean and tidy when I start (it will be chaotic after), and as I said before, I create the proper environment for me to feel comfortable. I need to be alone, except for my 2 cats that are the greatest coworkers ever.Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

I can’t choose! Rothko, Pollock, Motherwell, and many more deeply inspired me, but De Kooning brushstrokes and Matisse's use of colors were some of the most influential for me.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

I’ll be living by the sea and full of nature in a beautiful and big house with an independent studio. Arts and healing therapies will be my full time dedication and my successful way of living.Learn more about the artist: