Get to know Dianik Sierra, our Summer 2018 Marketing & Digital Engagement Intern:
So, what made you decide to intern with The LP?
I decided to intern with The Laundromat Project to gain experience where I’m passionate. My goal is to explore marketing and digital engagement while enhancing my body of work. The Laundromat Project relates to my passion with their values. “We see artist as unique connectors who build bridges among disparate ideas, cultures, and points of view” speaks to me the most. I highly believe artist can represent the unrepresented by creating the change we need with art.
Do you have your own creative practice?
Yes! My artwork includes painting on different types of canvases and digital art. Since a young age I’ve been fascinated with brushstrokes and bold colors. Now as an emerging artist, I’ve continued with my passion while documenting my creative process. When creating, I record and edit footage to provide a time-lapse for other artists and art lovers. It’s interesting to see myself make mistakes and grow with multiple layers. I enjoy telling a story with my art style that can vary between surrealism to abstract. While creating, I focus more on the expression of ideas and emotions. I make sure to include my personality by making my artwork appear whimsical. The subject matter becomes my story based on love, lust, and heartbreak involving women. My artwork leans towards such themes because it’s something that is commonly experienced and can be related to.
Can you tell us about an artist or project that has inspired you?
Brian Kirhagis inspires me since he focuses on telling a story with human experiences. With every piece he creates, I’m at awe with the connection I feel. His series called “E.A.R.T.H.” is my favorite because it features women and nature intertwining with unique details.
What is your favorite… film?
Big and Grease
No Strings Attached by NSYNC and LP1 by FKA Twigs
My aunts cooking, pasta, and anything with cheese (my weakness)
Where do you do your laundry?
5 blocks away from my home.
In your opinion, why does art matter?
Art matters because it allows artist to address issues that can lead to social change. Art is also important because it’s a form of therapy that can build relationships within the community.