“Luxury… is being able to indulge in everything that produces pleasure.” - Lina Botero
An Interview with Lina Botero & In an exclusive interview with inspired.news, noted designer, author and art expert Lina Botero opens up about her work and what luxury means to her.
Lina Botero was born into the world of art. Her father is famous Colombian figurative artist Fernando Botero and her mother a museum director in her native Colombia. She has worked as a journalist, television personality, interior designer, art consultant and author, and her wide range of experience is informed by her past and her passions.
In her own home, she values a relaxed atmosphere and surrounds herself with small daily luxuries. “Eating in front of a window, sipping wine, beautiful glass in hand, the way you set a table, art pieces, all of those small details impact your quality of life,” says Botero. She also stresses the importance of good lighting, and, of course, lots of cashmere.
In her current role, she works closely with her father, managing his growing reputation as one of the most important artists in art today. Fernando Botero’s work is collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors, which include both art lovers and savvy investors. Botero is known by a figurative style through which he depicts his subjects with exaggerated and disproportionate volume. With his daughter’s help, he continues to show his work through retrospectives and exhibitions all over the world.
Her own art collection focuses on Hispanic and Latin American art and photography, including of course several Boteros. Her advice to anyone just starting his or her own art collection is to train your eye.
“The more you see, the more you understand what you really like, what you can see over and over again and can continue to surprise you,” she says. “I prefer a work of art that speaks for itself, no need for a title and explanation.The art should speak to you directly, otherwise it’s not interesting at all. In today’s art market so much is gimmick and the initial shock which wears off, but with great art it never will, you’ll always find pleasure.”