Today we talk to Helena Llum, new artist Nomadart. His photographs are always in a constant search for the balance between the nostalgia of life and the value of the things present.
Where were you born? Are you still living there?
Now I live in Logroño, where I was born, it is a medium-sized city in the north of Spain to which I did not want to return for 8 years and in which I am now very comfortable.
When did the art world start to interest you?
Since I was little I tended to stay in my inner world and express myself visually. Drawing, writing ... until as a teenager I came across photography and I stayed with it.
How would you define your style in a sentence?
I am looking for the beauty of the great little things, the magic of the world.
Your weaknesses? Your strengths?
I am my best friend and my greatest enemy. Sometimes my art seems great to me and other times I realize how long there is still to go.
What would you say makes you different?
That it's only me. Although in the world of art "everything is already done", I am encouraged to know that each one of us is unique and that no one can express himself in the same way as you will.
What do you find most fascinating about creativity?
That it is hidden within all of us and that we spend our lives looking for it outside.
Which of your works do you have a special affection?
Rosas when walking through Barcelona. Although always the best work is the most recent of course!
Who or what inspires you when creating?
Rinko Kawauchi and the huge network of internet artists who accompany me every day. I'm also fascinated by movies and directors like Wes Anderson.
Do you have a new project or idea in hand?
For me, documenting the day to day as a kind of diary throughout life is already a project in itself. Right now I am focusing on creating every day and not being static and in a few months putting together the results to study the evolution carried out.
2025 Where do you see yourself?
Wow without Covid 19! similar to now but I hope more settled and probably living abroad.
Finish the sentence: When the going gets tough ...
We will learn more about it!
A favorite place
Guadalajara Mexico. I have family there and I have a special affection for them.
What would you do if you could change the world?
Ask that we all find our center. That way we would be much happier.
Penultimate question… Favorite song?
Cecilia from Simon & Garfunkel. The lyrics are depressing but wonderful.
A book that nobody should miss?
The Third Eye of T. Lobsang Rampa