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Amelia caught our eye on her instagram @ameliaa.art, where she showcases some of her trippy artwork. We came by her showroom in the Plateau area of Montreal for an interview, photoshoot, and of course some insight into her paintings.
Amelia caught our eye on her instagram @ameliaa.art, where she showcases some of her trippy artwork. We came by her showroom in the Plateau area of Montreal for an interview, photoshoot, and ofcourse some insight into her paintings.
Who are you:
Ameliaa Artist, I'm 23 years old and I'm an environmentalist as I will be doing projects with Green Peace. I will also give a percentage of sales of my paintings to help the environment. I'm really passionate about nature!
Where are you from?
I was born in montreal , im orginally from Algeria
Whats on your playlist?
Bob Marley, Massive Attack, The XX, Can I check ? Haha! The Beatles, M83, James Blakes and Disclosure!
Who is your favorite artist?
Pablo Amaringo . His paintings are pretty cool and trippy he is my favourite artist for now.
What inspires you to be an artist?
I want to give positive energy/ feelings to people.
Whats your process of making art?
I want to give positive feelings to people when they see my art, thats why I do it, i'm also really inspired by animals and nature, but I really want to give positive vibes and happiness through my paintings.
Do you have a proccess? like something you do ritually?
Yeah I do, i'm very spiritual, I like to put incense, candles, good music, good playlists, depending on the vibe, usually when it's nice out I open up the garage door, I need to be in a good mood & no body can watch, not even my parents.
Do you have a celebrity crush?
Do you have a favorite medium?
Acrylic, thats what i use the most, i've also used oil paint before but acrylic is my favorite.
How old were you when you wanted to pursue art?
Thats a good question. I started painting when I was 9 years old, but this is the first year i'm working as an artist for real. I didn't expect it to blow up that fast, but I exposed at Art Basel, and that really helped me to get a name.
Makeup or No Makeup?
No makeup usually haha.
Outside of art is there anything you want to do?
Acting. I really love acting.
Whats your favorite passtime?
Painting? Haha. Aside from painting I love yoga sports, hiking, anything with nature.
What should we be anticipating from you in 2016 and beyond?
Maybe a big Expo in Montreal, a lot of collabos with big artists, and the rest is secret.