Rita ISSAC
Artists & Illustrators|March 2021
The multi-media artist on her new book, journaling and keeping motivated. Interview: REBECCA BRADBURY
REBECCA BRADBURY

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF PAINTING?

On my first day of primary school, we had to paint something to put next to our coat peg. I remember doing this yellow grid, which was very different from what the other kids were doing, but it set me off doing things differently.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST?

Marina Abramovic. She inspires me and drives me to create. I’ve just re-read her autobiography [Walk Through Walls: A Memoir, right] and I recommend it to everyone. It gives context to her artworks, but it’s also an interesting book full of humour, interesting stories and her unique perspective on life.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?

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