with Susan Diamond

Artist

 

Visions of perfectly proportioned giant women, sitting amongst skyscrapers with red nails and fabulous platforms or walking through the night with glam punk hairstyles and faces made up in scandalous colours. Women without ethnicity, holding flowers that are daggers, fiercely dressed or proudly nude – sometimes with penis and testicles. Her painted protagonists are anonymous legends, rock stars and futuristic warriors – all visions of a controversial universe exuding pop art fantasies and Rock and Roll attitudes, whilst inhabiting the pictorial ecosystems that Susan Diamond has created from glimpses reflected back at her in the mirrors through which she lives her life – a life full of risk and adventure.

Susan’s paintings – and subsequent limited edition prints of the paintings – are large format and high impact. They inevitably contain subliminal messages that, intentionally or not, seem designed to simultaneously awaken the troublemaker and the philosopher that lie within us all, awaiting patiently for some unexpected stimulus. Born in Montgomery, Massachusetts to a Polish father and Russian mother, Susan studied Fashion Illustration at the Boston School of Fashion and, shortly after, decided to travel around Europe before eventually settling in London, where she met Mark Charles who is, to this day, her accomplice in love and her closest creative ally. After years of dedicating herself to both music (with the rebellious electro-noise band Gobsausage) and fashion (with the highly successful glam-punk brand, Charles of London), Susan has returned, and is fully dedicated to, her former love of painting.

This episode is a walk through the life and work of an explosively creative mind, a colourful journey through the experiences of an artist who has lived a career full of adventure and fascinating stories, and through which you will be lovingly guided by Metralla Rosa.

And now, enjoy the interview!


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This interview was recorded on the 27th of April 2021 and released on the 15th of May 2021


Further Information:

Related Links
Susan Diamond: Website | Instagram
Charles of London: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Mark Charles (and the White Reflectors): YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

References during the interview
Boston School of Fashion 00:57 | Charles of London 01:30 | Noise Music 01:37 | Springfield, Massachusetts 04:35 | Acrylic Paint 07:52 | Pop Art 07:57 | Romantica: Shape of my Art 11:22 | M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milano 11:27 | Francesca Brunello 12:03 | Virtual Reality 12:57 | GIF 14:41 | Non-Fungible Token (NFT) 15:37 | Charles of London 17:41 | Finchley Road 18:55 | Snappy Snaps 18:56 | Leigh Bowery 19:03 | Kate Moss 19:22 | Carnaby Street 20:09 | Ben Westwood 21:10 | Vivienne Westwood 21:12 | Brick Lane 21:16 | Beethoven 25:03 | Chopin 25:04 | Rachmaninoff 25:05 | Ironic Gallery 27:08 | Finalborgo 27:41 | Frida Kahlo 35:58 | Oprah Winfrey 44:01 | Women’s Lib 45:58 | Bakelite 46:22 | Coco Chanel 46:27 | Drag Queen 48:32 | Punk 51:01 | Picasso 51:02 | Oil Paint 51:56 | Hastings 56:50 | Ella Guru 56:56 | Katie Ray 57:39 | Stade Hall 57:55 | Susan Diamond: Subliminal Messages 58:12


Muriel


Gobsausage


Charles of London


In Situ


Paintings


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Susan Diamond and Charles of London.


Interview Credits:

Production by Carla Tofano & Toby Deveson | Subtitles & translations by Valentina Sarno & Alessandra Greco | Onset artwork: Photography by Toby Deveson & drawing of Carla by Alexandra Veres | Title music written and performed by Maya Petrovna | Additional cameras & Sound kindly supplied by Jim Shannon & Murray Stewart


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Artista

 

Donne gigantesche dalle proporzioni perfette sedute su grattacieli, con le unghie dipinte di rosso, e incredibili piattaforme, donne che attraversano la notte con le loro pettinature glam punk e dal volto truccato con accenti di scandalo, donne che portano fiori che sono pugnali, donne vestite con fiera arroganza o completamente nude, donne senza etnia e a volte dotate di pene e testicoli, così sono le donne che abitano l’ecosistema pittorico che Susan Diamond ha creato a immagine e somiglianza del suo stesso riflesso. Le protagoniste dei suoi quadri sono leggende anonime, rock stars, guerriere futuriste, visioni di un universo ambiguo che distilla fantasie in stile pop art e atteggiamenti da rock’n’roll.

I dipinti di Susan sono di grande formato e di alto impatto visivo, e sono pieni di messaggi subliminali che a loro volta potrebbero essere dichiarazioni di convinzioni e ideali. Nata a Montgomery, Massachusetts, da padre polacco e madre russa, Susan ha studiato illustrazione di moda alla School of Fashion di Boston e poco dopo ha deciso di viaggiare per l’Europa dove, alla fine, si è stabilita nella città di Londra dove ha conosciuto Mark Charles, che fino a oggi è il suo partner nell’amore e il suo miglior alleato nella creazione artistica. Dopo essersi dedicata per anni alla musica con la band ribelle electro-noise, i ‘Gobsausage’, e dopo il successo riscosso con il marchio glam punk Charles of London, attualmente Susan si dedica a tempo pieno a quello che è stato il suo primo amore, la pittura.

Questo episodio è una passeggiata attraverso la vita e l’opera di una creativa rivoluzionaria che ha percorso una carriera artistica piena di avventure variopinte e di storie affascinanti che adorerete scoprire accompagnati da Metralla Rosa.

E adesso, godetevi l’intervista!


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Questa intervista è stata registrata il 27 aprile 2021 e rilasciata il 15 maggio 2021


Ulteriori informazioni:

Link correlati
Susan Diamond: Website | Instagram
Charles of London: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Mark Charles (and the White Reflectors): YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Boston School of Fashion 00:57 | Charles of London 01:30 | Noise Music 01:37 | Springfield, Massachusetts 04:35 | Acrylic Paint 07:52 | Pop Art 07:57 | Romantica: Shape of my Art 11:22 | M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milano 11:27 | Francesca Brunello 12:03 | Virtual Reality 12:57 | GIF 14:41 | Non-Fungible Token (NFT) 15:37 | Charles of London 17:41 | Finchley Road 18:55 | Snappy Snaps 18:56 | Leigh Bowery 19:03 | Kate Moss 19:22 | Carnaby Street 20:09 | Ben Westwood 21:10 | Vivienne Westwood 21:12 | Brick Lane 21:16 | Beethoven 25:03 | Chopin 25:04 | Rachmaninoff 25:05 | Ironic Gallery 27:08 | Finalborgo 27:41 | Frida Kahlo 35:58 | Oprah Winfrey 44:01 | Women’s Lib 45:58 | Bakelite 46:22 | Coco Chanel 46:27 | Drag Queen 48:32 | Punk 51:01 | Picasso 51:02 | Oil Paint 51:56 | Hastings 56:50 | Ella Guru 56:56 | Katie Ray 57:39 | Stade Hall 57:55 | Susan Diamond: Subliminal Messages 58:12


Muriel


Gobsausage


Charles of London


In Situ


Dipinti


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Susan Diamond and Charles of London.


Crediti dell’intervista:

Produzione di Carla Tofano e Toby Deveson | Sottotitoli e traduzioni da Valentina Sarno & Alessandra Greco | Arte sul set: Fotografia di Toby Deveson e disegno di Carla di Alexandra Veres | Musica scritto ed eseguito da: Maya Petrovna | Telecamere e Audio gentilmente fornite da Jim Shannon & Murray Stewart


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Artista Plástica

 

Mujeres gigantes de proporciones perfectas sentadas en rascacielos con uñas pintadas de rojo y fabulosas plataformas, mujeres que transitan la noche con sus peinados glam punk y sus rostros maquillados en tonos de escándalo, mujeres con flores que son puñales, mujeres vestidas con fiereza o al desnudo, mujeres sin raza y a veces con penes y testículos, así son las mujeres que habitan el ecosistema pictórico que Susan Diamond ha creado a imagen y semejanza de su propio reflejo. Las protagonistas de sus cuadros son leyendas anónimas, rock stars, guerreras futuristas, visiones de un universo controversial que destila fantasías pop art y actitudes rock and Roll.

Las pinturas de Susan son de gran formato y alto impacto visual y están llenas de mensajes subliminales que podrían ser a su vez declaraciones de fe y de principios. Nacida en Montgomery Massachusetts, de padre polaco y madre rusa, Susan estudió Ilustración de moda en Boston School of Fashion y poco después decidió viajar a Europa para eventualmente asentarse en la ciudad de Londres donde conoció a Mark Charles, quien es hasta el día de hoy su cómplice en el amor y su mejor aliado en la creación artística. Después de dedicarse por años a la música con la revoltosa banda electro noise, ‘Gobsausage’, y del éxito alcanzado con la marca glam punk Charles of London, hoy por hoy Susan se dedica de lleno al que fuera su primer amor, la pintura.

Este episodio es un paseo por la vida y la obra de una creadora explosiva que ha transitado una carrera artística llena de coloridas aventuras y de historias fascinantes que adorarás descubrir de la mano de Metralla Rosa.

¡Y ahora, disfruten la entrevista!


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Esta entrevista se grabó el 27 de abril de 2021 y publicada el 15 de mayo de 2021


Más información:

Enlaces relacionados
Susan Diamond: Website | Instagram
Charles of London: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Mark Charles (and the White Reflectors): YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

Menciones durante la entrevista
Boston School of Fashion 00:57 | Charles of London 01:30 | Noise Music 01:37 | Springfield, Massachusetts 04:35 | Acrylic Paint 07:52 | Pop Art 07:57 | Romantica: Shape of my Art 11:22 | M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milano 11:27 | Francesca Brunello 12:03 | Virtual Reality 12:57 | GIF 14:41 | Non-Fungible Token (NFT) 15:37 | Charles of London 17:41 | Finchley Road 18:55 | Snappy Snaps 18:56 | Leigh Bowery 19:03 | Kate Moss 19:22 | Carnaby Street 20:09 | Ben Westwood 21:10 | Vivienne Westwood 21:12 | Brick Lane 21:16 | Beethoven 25:03 | Chopin 25:04 | Rachmaninoff 25:05 | Ironic Gallery 27:08 | Finalborgo 27:41 | Frida Kahlo 35:58 | Oprah Winfrey 44:01 | Women’s Lib 45:58 | Bakelite 46:22 | Coco Chanel 46:27 | Drag Queen 48:32 | Punk 51:01 | Picasso 51:02 | Oil Paint 51:56 | Hastings 56:50 | Ella Guru 56:56 | Katie Ray 57:39 | Stade Hall 57:55 | Susan Diamond: Subliminal Messages 58:12


Muriel


Gobsausage


Charles of London


In Situ


Pinturas


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Susan Diamond and Charles of London.


Créditos de la entrevista:

Producción por Carla Tofano & Toby Deveson | Subtítulos y traducciones por Valentina Sarno y Alessandra Greco | Arte en el set: Fotografía por Toby Deveson y dibujo de Carla por Alexandra Veres | Música por: Maya Petrovna | Cámaras y Sonido cortesía de Jim Shannon & Murray Stewart


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www.paypal.me/metrallarosa


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