Therése Rosier is a Teplice, Czech-based artist and model. She is a lover of all things retro, vintage, pinup, and burlesque. For commissions or purchases, contact her at rosiertherese (@) gmail (.) com. This interview was feature in issue #10 of Sinical Magazine. Print copies can be purchased here.
Sinical Magazine: when did you know you were an artist?
Therése Rosier: This is difficult to answer. I still don´t know exactly. I felt artistic inclinations since I was little girl. But now, I am a woman who lives for art with all my heart and mind, and it is now in the present moment that I realize I am an artist.
Sinical Magazine: When did you get started in painting?
Therése Rosier: I’ve been painting since childhood, and even as a young girl I went to various art courses - I realy love drawing and painting since I could hold crayons in my hand. then I graduated secondary art school at Prague. Art accompanied me my whole life. I started exhibiting my paintings at age 16.
Sinical Magazine: What inspires your work?
Therése Rosier: I find inspiration in many things. In old 1930´s czech movies – I was in wonder of old movie stars since I was a little girl. I watched old movies with my parents often. I´m also inspired by a burlesque style because I love feminity and vintage glamour style – this inspires my art, also my personal look. Burlesque interested me for a long time - since I was teenager. I did burlesque a few years ago but I have different priorities for now but still love everything around it and it´s reflected in my artwork. I was also inspired in some writers, in their dark ballads and gloomy stories, in music.
Sinical Magazine: How did the city of Prague inspire your work?
Therése Rosier: I no longer live in Prague, but Prague inspired me a lot. I really love going through streets of Prague and discovering the beauty of the city.
Sinical Magazine: You paint a lot of pin up style portraits. Can you tell us about your fascination with pinup?
Therése Rosier: As I mention it – I love and I´m inspired by feminity, retro, vintage, burlesque glamour style and this all closely related with pin up style. I absolutely worship when woman looks like true woman, wear clothes which highlight feminine curves, wear high heels, use red lipstick and cat eye makeup. I´m totally in love with everything around it! Also love pin up icons like a Marilyn Monroe and all about her life, same like Bettie Page and lots of another divas of old years.
Sinical Magazine: Can you explain your painting process and techniques?
Therése Rosier: I using watercolors with ink, mainly. At first I draw a sketch, then apply watercolors at wet surface and when it is dry, I use little by little several layers of watercolor with ink and sometimes acrylic for details. This is the most widely technique that I use. I combine realistic portraits with abstract splashes and flowing colors. And it´s all magic.
Sinical Magazine: What type of brushes do you use?
Therése Rosier: I using round brushes in many sizes. From smaller to biggest one, nothing special.
Sinical Magazine: What types of paints do you use?
Therése Rosier: Practicaly everything I do with watercolors, aniline colors and common ink. Sometimes I used acrylic.
Sinical Magazine: How much do you sell your paintings for?
Therése Rosier: It´s dificult to say it´s individual – it depends by paper size, how difficult is pattern and how elaborate technique I use...There is many aspect about this. It may be 1 000 CZK, when you want small paper size of painting and easier technique, or 10 000 and more CZK when you want big and difficult piece.
Sinical Magazine: Where can people buy them at?
Therése Rosier: I have only facebook fan page and personal profile on fb. So you can write me a message to my fb page or by email, if you interested in purchase. But I’ve been planning to launch a website for a long time.
Sinical Magazine: Apart from painting, you also model. Can you talk a little about your modeling?
Therése Rosier: I started with modelling when I was young girl when I was 14, I think . My friend from neighbourhood start studying photography school and took a few photos of me and my sister. After about two years I have my first professional shoot with one of my good friends – now he is profesional photographer and we still take photos together and often. I have several photographers in the circle of my friends. Now I do photo shoots as more of a hobby. I´ll be more than happy if I started do professional photomodeling. It´s only my dream but maybe in future.
Sinical Magazine: What do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?
Therése Rosier: The most important is for me that a photographer captured the atmosphere. I like dreamy / ethereal feeling in photos. And it´s the most important aspect of a photo for me too.
Sinical Magazine: What projects do you have coming up?
Therése Rosier: Now I have exhibition Femme Fatale in Prague for few months. This month will be vernissage in my hometown in memory of Kurt Cobain and all musicians. In near future coming up least two exhibition in Prague – in bigger place for burlesque show. I´m absolutely excited about it and I can´t wait for it !!!! It will be spectacular, I hope . And preparing lots of exhibition in my hometown Teplice and in Prague in next months.My fans have to look forward to.
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