Wall vs. Me Exclusive - September 08 2020
Portugal Filmmaker & Artist Marc-Aurèle Palla: Put Your Ego Aside
Marc's background is in filmmaking and screenwriting - thus telling stories. He started shooting a lot of street photography, and slowly began to incorporate editing into his creative process. With collages, which Marc mainly works on now, he can fully control the stories, and create proper emotional responses in order to trigger reflections regarding ourselves and our society.
Find Marc-Aurèle Palla on Instagram @photosbymarcpalla
What inspires you when you are creating a new piece?
I am always looking for an emotional reaction that relates to self reflection.
Is there an artwork you are most proud of? Why?
I am proud of my last pieces of work, notably 'Liberty', because I feel that it properly delivers the concerns I would like to express.
Is there an important event in your life that changed the way you think about being an artist?
A couple year ago, I realized ego isn't what makes art. It helped me a lot to overcome my fear and reluctance to create.
Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most? Why?
Taking a picture and imagine all that I can do with it in the edit is probably what I enjoy the most. There is this in-between time where the picture is already taken and the edit hasn't started yet, and it is all dedicated to imagining and dreaming.
Who would you say is your favorite artist and why?
Regarding collages I really appreciate the work of multiple artists such as Aaron Larson, Jos (@lookattheparkinglot), and Uğur Gallenkuş. I am also a huge fan of David Lynch.
For some of our audience who love your work and want to be an artist themselves, what advice would you give them?
Put your ego on the side. Forget about who you think you are, and simply start working every day, and learn constantly. Make that each piece of work will contain a part of the challenge.