The Heroine’s Journey of Laetitia Wagner

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the technical aspects of the art, love of an artist’s ability to communicate , I love the transformative power of artwork, how artists still have the ability to surprise, delight. From photography to music to dance to painting, diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory performing, Art is a language of its own , I’m amazed by the proximity artwork gives me to human history. The field of arts grabbed me with my passion, kept me engaged as I learned more about it, it’s privileged seeing art history take shape, Art must not have geographic boundaries, I’m proud to support the circulation and the emergence of European and International Culture. My well being goes through my work and his accomplishment, I have a chance to share a common heritage and an intercultural dialogue.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness it’s about what we create and share. People talk about that happiness comes from the inside, but i think it also is something that we can create together. It can come in many different forms like sharing a meal or even create happiness in form of events. Its about accepting each other and create a good world.

What is my greatest fear? The unbalance between people in misery and the people who help them out. Around me, I see too many people suffer unjustly, people who are
deprived of their dignity. Animals torture, Pollutions, That is the fear I have to live with everyday.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m with out filter…I can’t hide what I feel

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? – Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
« I do not belong to any school. The schools are dead. We, the new generation, only originality that interests us. -In painting, Picasso, Spanish; Derain and Braque, French; Juan Gris, Spanish; Boccioni, Italian. In sculpture: Archipenko, Russian; Brancusi,
Romanian. In poetry: Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Blaise Cendrars,
all French. In music: Pratella, Italian. » -Of course Almost all Artists

What is my greatest extravagance? It’s not up to me to decide it’s more about how other people look at me, well I asked friends, They said « you have no fear in going after what you want to achieve » if I really have to answer I think it’s my ability to being able to move around, also being able to adapt to the different phases of my
professional life.

On what occasion would I lie? It can happen when I don’t want to sell Art to someone who wants to buy a simple decoration.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Presenting artists is a big responsibility, our relationship is based on trust, we live an intense human adventure. It’s always an emotion to say goodbye to them. The serious problem concerns male artists, sometimes I have to cancel meeting or exhibition because the artist can not understand that I only want to work with him.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I met the artist Vasco Leiria, over a year ago, He is 76 years old, He has Parkinson’s disease, We started a program together, called Park In Art, the motivations are many, it allows to refind an active life, the ability to control his movement has improved a lot, Vasco to day happens to work with gold
leaf, he also paints. Today he can even cook, something impossible a year ago. Spend his day at the gallery to create, also allows him to meet people of all ages and all walks of life, it is an additional stimulation

If I could, what would I change about myself? I don’t think I can change anything because I always follow my intuition and that made me who I am today, so I will just continue following my call in life.

What is my greatest achievement in work?
-2016 Opening an International Art Gallery in Portugal (Ericeira),
in a small town to support local Artists and introduce international Artists.
-2016/2017 Creating one international Urban Art festival in Portugal
(Ericeira) and producing two editions.
Creating a Bd and Comic Festival in Portugal ( Ericeira) and producing
two editions.
-2007 Participation to the renovation of the royal opera of Versailles castle
-2006/ 2014 Designer / Consultant for Tisserant Art & Style
Specializing in bronzes and manufacture of lighting, restoration, creations
to Castel, Palace, Hotel, Cinema. Tisserant Art & Style has been awarded
to the EPV – Living Heritage Company, awarded by France to companies
whose craftsmanship and industry are unique. For Joel Schumacher film
“The Phantom of the Opera” Tisserant Art & Style has created a
candlestick that giant throne at the museum today Swarovski, Austria.
I worked in Dubai, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, New York.

Where would I most like to live? The world is to big to stay in one place, my mother is berberian (Africa) my father German, I was born in France, living in Uk and Belgium,
working in New York or Dubai, after the opening of my Art Gallery in
Portugal 2 years ago, I’m ready to travel between Sweden, Romania and
Portugal during 2018, let’s see what can happen in parallel.

What is my most treasured possession? Friendship, nothing was or can be possible with out the support of my friends.

What is my most marked characteristic? perseverance, indefatigability

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? It’s hard tell only one, 7 incredible beaches, sunsets and transcendent nights, Skeleton Sea Association , Art of Joao Parrhina on the walls of Ouriço Nightclub. In the street I appreciate the Portuguese culture and the street art but also the Arab, Jewish and Berberian architectural culture. Casa de Cultura, Santa Marta Gallery, the Helder Alfaiate Gallery, Gallery Square Waves, Village Tattoo Studio, Dog House, others Artists painters or Sculptors performing in Workshop. Skate Park Boardriders Quiksilver Ericeira, is where I can find the 94 and Hardcore can in town. My Gallery, Galeria Wagner Ericeira, it’s also my studio, there I feel the most serene, «Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.» Thomas Merton in “No Man Is An Islands”.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Edite Nobrega, she is the best Veggie Shushi master, she offer love and really care, she always find a new combination to mix fruits and vegetables, She is awesome. Tic Tac Restaurant, I can enjoy painting and sculptures, La Creperie remind me France, I love to enjoy the Sunset, Jazz Music and Art at Mar das Latas wine bar, I can enjoy exhibitions by local artists. Neshar Bar and Calavera. After dinner it’s nice to be at the Pedro Pescador Bar to enjoy local and international art and the best cocktails in the town, or a Another fell at Maconsul bar. The best roof top and beautiful place to see the exhibition is the Wine Bar Vira Copos. I like The Tubo Bar, Pure Malt Bar, and many other places.

What books influenced my life and how? Propos sur le bonheur, 1925, by Émile-Auguste Chartier, commonly known as Alain, He was a French philosopher, journalist, and pacifist. The purpose of his philosophy is to learn to think and think rationally while
avoiding prejudices. Humanist, passionate about freedom. For him, the capacity of judgment that gives the perception must be in direct connection with the reality of the world and not built from a theoretical system. -Executioners, Anatole Deibler, He could not escape his destiny as chief executor, a profession he exercised from 1885 to 1939. «Exercise of a psychological safety valve in its flawed existence», while a part of the
public opinion was already fighting against the death penalty in the country of the rights of man. I discovered that one of his ancestors refused to follow the tradition, he preferred to be denied by his family, that’s maded the story more interesting. Life it’s about decisions, and freedom have a price.

Who are my favorite writers? Alain, Linda Albertano, Emilie Zoey Baker, Louise Bourgeois, Doris Lessing , Susan Sontag, Dana Bryant, Cathy O’Brien, Zoyâ Pirzâd ,
Forough Farrokhzad , Ramita Navai, Marjane Satrapi, Chahdortt Djavann , Alice Nahon , Emily Brontë , Aleksandra Labus, Della Galton, Christine Sutton, Gardener Fox, and many more

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Jazz Music

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Candy Candy (Manga), Spiderman, Peter Pan, Hokuto No Ken, Charlie Chaplin, Manimal, Super Jimy

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst, Jane Goodall, Komako Kimura, Sarla Thakral, Lucie Aubrac, Louise de Bettignies, Maud Wagner, Najat Aatabou, Dr Mukwege, Biram Dah Abeid Yusra, Dr Olivier Morla, Yusra
Mardini, Malala Yousafzai, Lucie Picetto & Amadeo de Suza Cardoso, Skeitistan team, Edward Snowden, Philippe Semmelweis, Stanislav Petrov, Nikolas Tesla, maybe Tim Berners Lee, Elise Lucet and more of course

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Hotel Rwanda

What role plays art in my life and work? The precariousness of my childhood, led me to be placed in centers for children, when I was 13 years old, in this misfortune, I had the chance to meet Michel Julien, painter and sculptor, it allowed me to escape from the
misery by Art exhibitions and Artists meeting where I accompanied him,the most notable meetings were César Baldaccini and Michel Petrucciani. finally, I’ve learned that it’s impossible to separate the artist from the Art, and for that reason, I love to know the artists, my appetite to see their artwork became almost insatiable, Artists their studios, street art, art history, museum education, interactive learning and supporting the
naturally creativity in children. Above all, artists must not be only in art
galleries or museums, they must be present in all possible activities. The artist must be the sponsor of thought in whatever endeavor people take on, at every level. him The most significant in my life and the influence of Michel Julien comes from the Bronze, I worked some years for the largest bronzier of France.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Lisa Brewer and Randolph Bowes from the International Art Gallery San Francisco, anyone familiar with the bay area Graffiti Art Scene would love it, the gallery located in Mission street, Jacob Graffitiseed, Tom Pouce, Dr Olivier Morla, Barry Alexander Lancaster, Vasco Leiria, Paulo Lourenço,
Rafael Cruz, Carlos Serao, Mireille Fagiani Alric, Rasmus Blom, Goliate Bilaho, André Dj Neto, Roude Leiw Club, all Artists with who I worked, the public local or international I met. Think You all.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Letícia Bareto, Norm Foureva, Frida Still Vium, Laura Campos, Rachel Renee Payne, Alessio Bolognesi, Marok Bode, Zovra, K2, Saeed Sajkani, Ines Mourão, Mario Lino Linaro, Axel Blotevogel and more

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Maria Da Luz, Alireza Darvish, Jaroslav Bjvel, Alex Solodov, Rogan Brown, Luiggi Giocolano, Francesco Chiaccho, Hernando Urrutia, Maria Batista, Hariett Wood, Mathias Contzen, Dr Morlok, Jorge Coelho, Leonardo Cumbo, Alex Face, Carlos Fernando Rodirgues, Bridge Gallery,
Eka Palace, Nicolas Zoy, César Amorin, Pedro Figueiredo, Morten Andersen, Pascal Seven, Georg Scheele

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?                                          Exhibitions of the Artist Rafael Cruz Collage Exhibitions of the Artist Spiderguile
International Wall Performance for the Artists André Nada and K2
Exhibitions of the Artist Dr Abdo Kass Hout
ParkInArt Program with the Artist Vasco Leiria
A new Performance with the Artist Paul Holmes
Goma Festival Bd & Comics 3rd edition
Spray for Us – Urban Art Festival 3rd edition
Sculpture Classes with The Artist Guiseppe Giocolano
Producing Art performance in Bangkok
Fine Art Broker Europe for the International Art Gallery in San Francisco
Curator and Fine Art Broker for The Gallery Wagner Ericeira
Suporting the opening of an Art Gallery in Saint Aubin du Cornier (Rennes

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? A body perishes, but passion never. Passion is Like Art, Art can not be contemporary, because it is timeless, Passion resists its absorption because it can not be content to draw an adequate image of the real world, It would be the requirement of truth that is its specificity. Passion gives a negative
image of utopia, It is necessary to promise happiness in the form of the irreconcilable, that is to say, of a cryptogram, of a figure, of a secret writing of salvation, under the appearance of discord and devastation. “The eloquence of the passions” What makes me live? Art is certainly an evolving on a continuum, the artist’s vision seems never to tire of
innovation. Even subjects that have been well-covered over the millennia can appear fresh and new as an artist brings a new perspective. In the perspective of the history of art, artistic works have existed for almost as long as humankind: from early pre-historic art to contemporary art.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Lisa J Brewer, Vasco Leiria, Inês Mourão, Ana Șușca, Andrei Braden,
Norm Foureva, Rachel Renee Payne, Claudia Vera Mesyasz, Anaïs
Godard, Frida Stiil Vium, Laura Campos, all the people I quoted.

How can you contact me?

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