When an artist lives abroad for love, as Libia Moreno Ospina does, it is fair to assume that passion plays a significant part in her creation. Libia’s goal is to create beautiful handmade goods, aesthetically brilliant in their simplicity.
We had a chance to meet Libia and have a short conversation.
What is your Name?
Libia Moreno Ospina
Where were you born?
Where do you live?
Ciudad de México, México
What do you do for a living?
I work at COLORINDIO and Utilitario Mexicano
Why –do you do that -?
For passion & love
What was the first handmade good you felt proud of?
A wool rug
What is the most encouraging thing somebody has told you about your work?
That I have a great sensitivity to color
Your work is finished when:
The ultimate artist is: Alejandro González Iñarritú
The artist you admire the most: Wes Anderson
Most recent inspiration source: The streets and observation of everyday life
How do you keep your things organized?
Folders and boxes/ Anything that might contain something
Digital or paper?
What do you believe in?
In good people
Colors or shapes?
The place where you always want to go back:
Mexico City’s city center
What is your favorite object created by man?
How did you learn your trade?
By observation and practice
What does your trade mean to you?
Learn a trade to survive in the world
What inspires you to create your handmade goods?
The way we live and our basic needs
Your dream piece. If you had all the resources to create it, what would it be?
It wouldn’t be just one. I would make lots of handmade goods with the magnificent artisans that work in the atelier.
A must-have item in your home: A good quality knife and a good dishcloth
An amulet or good luck charm? I have an old key that’s a gift from my husband
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