q)Please introduce yourself.
a)Hello my name is Aurelia Lange.
q)Where do you live and work?
a)I am currently living in Cheltenham in
q)How would you describe your work to
someone who has never seen it?
aAbstract, organic and strange.I am influenced a lot
by nature, and by people, that i meet or see.
q)How did you start in the arts? How/when did
you realize you were an artist?
a)I have been interested in drawing from a young
age and have grown alongside two sisters who are
also now in the creative sector. My parents have
always encouraged us to be creative and going
onto study illustration was the best decision I have made so far.
q)What are your favorite art materials
a)Pencil and inks I like them because they can
achieve polar opposite results depending on what
mood you are in. Soft to dramatic. I also like
working in black and white.
q)What/who influences you most?
a)Going on trips, documenting them, history,
heritage, stories and folk tales.
Meeting new people,
Listening to the radio.
q)Describe a typical day of art making
a)Cup of tea , procrastinate a little- find something
good to listen to then when there are no more
immediate distractions start drawing. I tend to
work on many projects at once which I'm not sure
if its a reflection on how distracted I get but I
think comes out in interesting results, one project
can inform another whether its technique or the
form its taking- for example when I was studying
I would take a project in many directions to see
where it could go, from animation to drawing to 3D.
I miss having the time to do that.
q)Do you have goals, specific things you want to
achieve with your art or in your career as an artist?
a)Loads, I want to experience more, travel,
meet more people document it, I would like to
work in the creative industry for a while and then
hopefully apply to do an MA. I want to continue
to learn as much as I can and progress.
q)What contemporary artists or developments
in art interest you?
a)Technology, and the resources that are
available to us now, I think it crosses boundaries
that were there once before. I think its harder
to define certain areas of 'art'. Illustration to me is
communicating something visually- this can take many
forms- but then so is graphic design. I like to mix
things up embrace photoshop as well as traditional
drawing and hand made approaches. I think its
important to keep up with the progressing technology.
q)How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?
a)It depends what it is, If its an animation that can be
very lengthy, drawing doesn't take me very long to
execute but I do spend time working out if I think
its finished or there could be more to it. sometimes
I leave things and come back to them
q)Do you enjoy selling your pieces, or are
you emotionally attached to them?
a)I enjoy others wanting to own something of mine
definitely. If I ever sell something I would
always have a digital copy.
q)Is music important to you? If so, what are
some things you're listening to now?
a)I always listen to music when I work I think
its essential. I really like experimental music
where you can hear different samples and sound
effects used on the tracks. I had a lot of fun
with my friend Nic Bennet working on sounds
for one of my animations last year we sampled
bed frames water dripping pepper grinders.
I am currently listening to Silje Nes. I also like
listening to the radio, a couple of favorites are
' the current'
and This American Life.
a)I am currently reading 'The Cloudspotter's guide'
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney I was excited to hear there
is a cloud appreciation society. I love things like that.
q)What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing)
when you're not creating?
a)Spending time with friends, listening to music,
watching films, going on trips when I can,
looking through charity shops.
q)Do you have any projects or shows coming up
that you are particularly excited about?
a)I have just worked on a record cover for Lianne Hall
and d_rradio which is about to be sent off...another
project being a studio space I have just put a
deposit down for im super excited about that.
q)Do you follow contemporary art scenes? If so,
how? What websites, magazines, galleries do you prefer?
a)Here are some nice sites;
q)Ask yourself a question you'd like to answer,
and answer it.
a)What did you have for breakfast?
Tea, toast and blueberry jam.
q)Any advice for aspiring artists?
a)Continue doing what you do best
q)Where can we see more of your