So, How Was Your Day?
Cereal with hot chocolate milk. Carrot, beet & pineapple juice.
Chicken mole enchiladas. Soda water. Banana.
Spanish tortilla, with shrimp and mayo. Crusty bread. Ice cream.
I woke up at 9am, I like to check emails and the news with my computer in bed before I get up. I chat a little with my friend Albert and listened to some new music from his band Lenticular Clouds. I´m was also listening to the new album from The Knife. It´s a little crazy but I love it. I replied to some emails and got up. Took a shower and had breakfast with my boyfriend Paul. We talked about our trip to Chicago in early May. I´m excited because I have never been there. I went to our roof top to see what the day was like and for some fresh air. We decided go to the Brooklyn Flea. I love flea markets, they are very inspiring to me. This time I found some old Michael Jackson Stickers from the 80´s with very beautiful and rare photos. I like to collect everything to do with Michael Jackson.
We come back home, I was talking with my friend Jorge on the phone. He got a new job and I was very happy for him. After, I talked with my parents by Skype. They live in Santander, my hometown in Spain. Thanks to technology we are always very connected. I told them about our recent visit to Atlantic City. We had so much fun there. We were too tired to make lunch, so we decided to order some Mexican food from Cholulita, our favorite Mexican delivery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. After we ate I took a little nap. On weekends I like to rest more because during the week I´m always running. When I woke up from my nap, I went to meet my gallerist Lillan Munch at Munch Gallery. I had a solo show at the gallery last month. I missed the last opening and I really wanted to see Jacob Dahlstrup and Kristoffer Axén’s show. We talked about our future projects and laughed a lot. Lillan is so sweet and fun.
We went to the gym for an hour. I like to watch TV, reading the subtitles and listening my music at the same time as I exercise. I would like to go more, but somedays I don´t have enough time. Walking home we bought some groceries at Mr. Kiwi, the nice bodega near our house. At home I worked a little on my new art projects, wrote new ideas and did sketches. I made Spanish tortilla, with shrimp and mayo for dinner. I especially like to cook Spanish recipes that I learned from my mom, and Paul loves it too. At the end of the day we watched some TV and fell asleep on the sofa zzzZZZ!!
Three Last Things…
1. What’s up with your bedroom? Pretty calm and muted compared to your work.
There are colours! But just not in the picture.
2. Your work has been shown at the most influential art centers in the world. Are you able to sit back and enjoy your success? Or are you one of those tortured artists that nothing is ever good enough?
I feel very lucky for the opportunities that I’ve had, but I think that it´s just the beginning. I still have so many things to do, and a lot of dreams to make come true. There are moments when things are not easy, but we have to trust in ourselves.
3. Share a recipe you learned from your mom, please.
Now that the summer is coming, I love to eat gazpacho. It´s very easy, healthy and delicious. Ingredients: 1 kilo tomatoes, 1/2 small onion, 1 small green pepper, 1 small cucumber, 1 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons of vinegar, 200 grams of day old bread (soaked in water. Then: Put the tomatoes, onion, pepper, cucumber, vinager, oil and bread into the blender. Add a glass of water to make thinner. Put the mixture into a bowl, add salt and pepper and leave the gazpacho to chill for at least an hour. Then eat.
Bubi Canal is a visual artist living in New York City. His work combines photography, video, and sculpture with the recurring themes of wishes, dreams, love, and magic. Bubi’s work has been exhibited in art centers from around the world, including Centre Pompidou in Paris and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. bubicanal.com