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Interview with Menglef

q)Something on you ..

a)My name is Nathan, I live in Amsterdam. I was born in the United States.
I don’t like to use capitals very often when I type.



q) When did you start to make art?

a)Art? Hm. Well I’ve been drawing since I was a kid. I guess I got more serious
about it as I got older, that might have been a bad thing though.

q)Explain your inspiration?

a)I like trying to render things in detail. I like Da Vinci’s sketches, those are
always inspiring. music, lots of music. Comic books, well when I was a kid,
and that stuck to me. War, which there is plenty of. chimps vs. bonobos, but
I’ve yet to get that on paper properly. 

q) In what way does your inspiration transform into ideas?

a)I usually just start drawing anything, or the same things, then they
transform as I drink coffee and work.

q) Could your ideas be portrayed in any other medium? If so which?

a)No I don’t think so, comic books, but thats still drawing.



q) What does being an artists mean to you?

a)Means being kinda lazy and getting high, college kids and such. Or asking the
government for money so you can complain about how bad the government is.
No. I guess more like a discipline in life, at least for me it is,
it’s a way to stay focused, and it gives a certain direction to my life.

q) When does your art become successful?

a)When it satisfies me. Which it often doesn’t.

q) Who prices your work? And how is the price decided upon?

a)At the moment someone else prices it, he comes up with this price by his
art-collecter thinking, I don’t know how that works, the prices are way too
high. but if he actually sold something, id see some money, november is when
this pricing concept gets put to the test.

q) What is your next; move,project,show etc?

a)I have some work in a show in november, the 6th, at the art fair in the Rai
here in Amsterdam. hopefully it brings in cash flow as I am broke and all the
painting I have been doing has been for that show, and id rather wouldve
spent my time travelling or drawing, actually both.

q) What are the pros and cons of the art market?

a)I have no idea. Oh, well a pro is there is usually free wine at art selling
events of any sort and free food. Cons, is there is usually self-absorbed
wankers from wall to wall.

q) Which pieces would you like to be remembered for?

a)Ones I haven’t made yet I think.

q) Who has been the biggest influence on you?

a)Da Vinci, his drawings, not the paintings, those are boring.

q)Other visual artists that  you like.

a)Lots. Dwarfbaby [Shane Ingersoll]. Boiled shit. Brh [Brandon Haney]. Mel
Kadel. See my links page, there’s a lot more. And there’s always more coming
out that I see and I get floored by, I think its all too much. Let me throw
in two more; Henry Darger, Schiele.



q) How much do you think hype affects the public perception of what good
art is?

a)I think the hype only affects arty-types. I don’t think it affects the public
at all, I don’t think they care, and thats for good reason, that’s why comics
are more popular than some conceptual wankery nonsense.

q) Last CD you downloaded ?

a)N.W.A.'s greatest hits. And the audiobook of 'I am America and so can you' by
stephen colbert. Both brilliant.

q) What makes you happy?

a)Coffee and certain people. Bonobos.

q) What makes you sad?

a)Lots of people. Human nature, well the chimp like part of it.

q) Last book you read?

a)Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Still working on it. Lots of little books in it.

q) What else do like other than art?

a)Computers. Linux. 



q) Final thoughts...

a)Hmmmm.......

q)Your contacts.

a)http://menglef.org
http://www.myspace.com/defty_e

 

Interview with Austin Dodson

q) Well, first of all please tell us a little about yourself.

a)Claudio I'm depressed.  I'm no fun to be around. I get angry too easily and I yell randomly at people.  I feel like there's someone in me who does the opposite of what I want to say or do so everything comes out wrong.  That's not true; none of it.  I make pictures with inks and brushes and like reading.  I think one of the best job's would be to get paid to read books and write a review of it and have my opinion decide whether a book is good or bad to thousands of people before they ever picked it up.  I don't want that at all.  I don't want mass consensus programming, but I would like to be paid to read.  Not as much as I'd like to be paid to draw however.  That's my passion: drawing, then reading. 

q)How would you describe your work?

a)I describe my work as heavily line and pattern oriented with a sensibility toward ornamentation.  My subject matter revolves largely around the human figure and depicting its emotional variances.  I use mainly inks and acrylics on paper and sometimes collaged materials.  I use color boldly and unashamedly.

 

q) Did somebody encourage you to become an artist?


a)My family was supportive of my artistic talents growing up.  My mother and grandmother were both artist's so they put a brush in my hand early on.

 

q) What is your favorite medium?


a)brush and ink.

 

q) Can you describe your process, from the seed of an idea to a complete work?


a)My process is very open; I let anything in. Sometimes I have a definite idea for a image in mind before I begin and I'll start drawing out the plans; figuring out what arrangements will work best for the picture.  Sometimes I draw without knowing where I'm going necessarily.  Form and content are being revealed to me as I progress through the drawing.  These are usually the most adventurous because I'm more of the traveler than the director.  I'm as surprised by what comes out as a viewer would be watching a film for the first time.  Photographs can be good sources of inspiration for me.  I'm very drawn to expressive faces so sometimes I see a picture or face that exists and I want to make it my own.  In this case I'm interested in remembering that moment of feeling being transferred; sustaining it for extended duration. 

Once there is a composited arrangement where I can say, 'Ok I know what this is and where I'm going to take it' then it's a matter of imbuing it with as much vitality as I can muster.  A work is completed when I am proud to let it leave my possession.

q) Generally speaking, where do your ideas come from?


a)Walking down the street, listening to music, watching a movie, boredom, isolation, boredom.  

q) How long does it take to complete a piece?

a)A day to several years.  Sometimes I'll be working on a piece and I'm so hot for it that it will be just me and it for two nights.  Steady, sultry, straight ahead work.  Sometimes a piece will be discarded or put in with a pile of other drawings, forgotten, until I dig through some old stuff, rediscover it, and finish it some years later.  With those types of drawings I've come to realize that sometimes there is not a right time to be working on a piece; you start it but you have to let it go because it's not working.  You need to have distance from it and come back to it during another point in your life to see it anew.  You change a lot as a artist and as a person and those things reflect your interest's when making art.  The re-convening can elucidate resolution to what before was mysterious.
I keep drawing books that I work on for months at a time and in those the drawn pages are constantly being revisited and are more like living collages where I'll work on a page one day and two weeks later I'll just open the book up randomly and start drawing on top of a pre-existing drawing.  My longest drawing book lasted the first six months of this year.  They usually last a month or two.  I just kept adding to that one.  I was into filling every inch of the page.

 

q) Who are your favorite artists…and who are some artists you are currently looking/listening to?


a)My favorite visual artist's showcase strong graphic leanings : Odilon Redon.  Unica Zurn.  Albrecht Durer. Picasso's etchings. Austin Osman Spare.  Ernst Fuchs.
Right now I'm listening to King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, some Charles Lloyd, Tribalistas... I recently saw an impressive show by the band Dirty Projectors.

q) Are you represented by a gallery? Do you have any upcoming exhibits?

a)I am not currently represented by a gallery but The Curiosity Shop in Philadelphia are showing some of my prints right now.  They are nice people there. 
I have a show opening Friday October 5th at Gallery AxD.  It's called 'Creature Double Feature'; it is monster themed art works.

q) Do you have any 'studio rituals'? As in, do you listen to certain types of music while working? What helps to get you in the mood for working?

a)Anything can get me in the mood to start drawing.  I don't have any rituals to get me there.  I try and remain open.  With music I go through phases where Classical Baroque typifies my mind state best and allows me to work consistently for long periods of time.  Sometimes I like progressive art rock stuff, other times I like a good Coltrane day. 
Oh I do do somersaults and head stands for twenty minutes while listening to a jungle sounds cd I have before picking up a single brush.  That's not really true.

q) What is your favorite a) taste, b) sound, c) sight, d) smell, and e) tactile sensation?


a)A) Strawberries  B)  Toss up between crackling snow underfoot or water gently rolling over rocks  C)  a handful of sharpened pencils and ready paper D) I recently was made aware of the aroma of Bergamot, that was nice.  I also really like the accumulated smell of etching materials: acids, grounds, inks.  E) Water on skin.  Early morning sun.  Hugs and Kisses.  Ok I cheated, there's so many.  Touch is my favorite sensation.

q) Do you have goals that you are trying to reach as an artist, what is your 'drive'? What would you like to accomplish in your 'profession'?

a)My drive is to be able to make art minded imagery and objects all my life.  To have people hire me for what they know I do.  I would like to work with other artist's, writer's, dancers, film makers, musicians, publisher's, theater's, carny folk...Things are happening.  I remain positive.

q) When have you started using the internet and what role does this form of communication play for you, personally, for your art, and for your business?

a)Personally I have met some interesting people on the internet and made close friends. 
Pertaining to my art I admit I have not explored fully the range I have available to me.  This is something I mean to change.  It is the inevitable future that nearly every form of communication will eventually lend itself most efficiently through the computer.  Book's are read online, music albums are purchased without ever handling a packaged case, art is streaming entertainment? These are things that are happening now that weren't happening five years ago. 
I do have a website (
www.austindodson.com
) which was step number one.  Next I want to push the promotional capabilities of it.  There are plenty of ways of getting the work out to lots of eyes. I'm learning about them.

q) What do you obsess over?

a)I like to practice what I call efficiency in organization.  It may seem like an obsession to someone who is unorganized but to me it's just easier.

q) Do you have prefered working hours? Do you pay attention to the time of the day or maybe specific lighting?

a)Weekdays are allocated to evening hours.  Weekends are utopia for studio time.  It's what I make it.

q) Do you do commissioned works?

a)Right now I'm working on some Chi Kung illustrations for a proposal toward a book to be nationally published.

q) Any tips for emerging artists?

a)Painter,  Paint! 

q)…Your contacts

a) www.austindodson.com
www.sinson.deviantart.com
www.myspace.com/sinson

 

''The THERMostat&THe gReEN DRAgoon''


….maybe is this new air of  the next fall or all these fires of this warm summer…or other again I don’t know and I don’t want to know…here to you guys&girls….cats&dogs&rats&fishes&stones&planets…

….yes…yes…yes…

…ladies&ladies…&ladies

Here my new(always the same old story…!!!???....):

''The THERMostat&THe gReEN DRAgoon''

http://thethermostatandthegreendragoon.blogspot.com/

 

…see you soon there….

 

….love&thunders

Claudio Parentela

 

 

“Immigrant Punk”

well...other&wonderful fresh news...I'll partecipate to a collective show at ''Black Maria Gallery''...here all the informations:

Immigrant Punk
At black maria gallery
20 October – 11 November 2007

Opening Reception:  Saturday 20th October, 7:00 – 10:30pm



3137 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

323.660.9393 & 818.613.9090
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12 PM-6 PM or by appointment
www.blackmariagallery.com

Los Angeles – Black Maria Gallery announced “Immigrant Punk,” a group exhibition that will open on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 7 PM.

Participating Artists:  Bask, John Casey, Ken Garduno, Douglas Alvarez, Martina Secondo Russo, Nicoz Balboa, Andre Firmiano, Hagop Belian, Pogo, Nina Nichols, Angela Penaredondo, Claudio Parentela, Sam Saghatelian, Glynnis Reed and Jasko.

According to Black Maria Gallery director Zara Zeitountsian, the exhibition, whose title was inspired by a song by the punk group Gogol Bordello, is homage to a particular facet of the immigrant experience.

“While immigration may be as American as apple pie, there are those individuals or groups who shape an extraordinary reality as they reinvent themselves in a new environment,” Zeitountsian said. “It is this constructive, hugely life-affirming aspect of immigration that our upcoming show celebrates.

“A veritable maelstrom of challenges awaits an immigrant in a new country: the language barrier, unfamiliar rules and ways of doing things, different traditions and cultural approaches, the very imperative of carving one’s own path out of an alien place,” Zeitountsian continued. “What’s significant is that certain immigrants will plunge into that maelstrom with gusto, and will not only tackle all the challenges but color the whole experience in terms of their own cultural roots and identity. I think there’s something of the spirit of punk music and art to all this.”

“Immigrant Punk” will feature new and recent works by a number of local and international artists. A Black Maria Gallery representative said that though not all participating artists are immigrants, most could perfectly identify with the immigrant experience through the style and inspiration of their work or because of their families’ deep immigrant roots.

Zeitountsian further commented on the parallels between punk and immigration. “Punk music and art do not pertain strictly to a specific cultural movement that exploded in the 1970s and continued to evolve on the fringe,” she explained. “Rather, punk is a certain attitude and way of seeing that doesn’t necessarily come with props and a mohawk. It’s about the exuberance and joy of rejecting limitations and doing one’s own thing, of following the call of an inner rhythm and bringing one’s own style to the mosh pit.”  

“Immigrant Punk” will remain open until Saturday, November 10.

Interview with Harry C.Underwood

q)Let's start with the basics; what's your full name,
where do you live, and how old are you?

a)Hello, I am Harry C. Underwood, Nashville TN, USA. 38
yrs old.



q) Do you have any formal training?

a)I have no training whatsoever... I left school in the
11th grade and worked horrible low paying jobs until 2
years ago when I went full time as an artist.

q) Did the place you grew up in influence your image
making?

a)Yes it did. I was born and raised in and around
Miami
Florida
. Now I live in Nashville, Tennessee. My colors
reflect my exposure to the tropical plants and
architecture of Florida. I never liked being there,
but now it seems to give me something artists here
don't have.

q) How do you come up with your concepts?

a)I think a lot about my past.

q) Describe your creations in a clear, concise and
understandable sentence.
What do you call them?

a)Personal vignettes. Historical time capsules that
represent ME,,, created for some very special person
who I will never know.

q)What other mediums would you like to explore in your
image making?

a)I have very serious plans to organize a book and play.



q)What is the best time in the day for you to work on
a project? Is there one, or is it more about the
environment -- maybe the right mood?

a)I work all day. The early part of the day is usually
when I work on creative things, and the afternoons-
evenings I do business. I start the day as early as
possible.
I don't mind staring at blank walls or pacing the
floor all day to get an idea.

q) What are your artistic influences?...and .generally
who or what influences you the most?

a)I'm inspired by people who work hard and do their own
thing. I like people who say what they feel and who
don't imitate what other people feel to make up for
their own lack of experiences.
I've always been misunderstood and criticized for my
lifestyle and risks, so I admire successful artists
that have had similar difficulty. I'm not inspired by
copycats or people getting into this field to advance
their social lives. That covers the majority of
artists... so I don't pay attention to what other
people do. I have a very self absorbed process.

q) Who are some of your favourite
artists/designers/photographers?

a)Dolan Geiman, George Zupp, and The Georgia Red Mud
painter.



q) What is your next
project?Exhibition?Collaboration?

a)I'm working on another large painting. 42x55 inches.
It will divert from the bright backgrounds I've
painted lately. It'll be a moody collage of urban
buildings, nature, and text. It'll be serious and
absurd.

q)What are your plans for the future?

a)I'd like to buy a commercial building. Perhaps in
Chicago? I'd like it to have a garden on the roof and
rent the bottom floor to Kinko's or Starbucks, not
really. Seriously, I just want to work work work and
explore my imagination until there's nothing left to
say.

q)Are there some web sites that You would like to
recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?

a)Just my own:
www.artbyharry.com
note: I think buyers should read about art and artists
shouldn't.

q)What sort of music do you listen to?

a)I like the Fiery Furnaces and The Aislers Set.

q)Do you collect anything?If so what?

a)No. I don't feel comfortable owning things without
purpose. I like taking my girlfriend out.

q)What do you do for fun?

a)I used to drink alcohol for fun until my stomach gave
up... Now I dream of drinking. They're nice dreams but
work is more important.

q)Any advice you can pass onto aspiring
artists/designers?

a)Don't socialize, it's a waste of time.
Work and never give up.
Create like your life depends on it.
Observe the world you're in, and what's around you.
Pay no attention to any other art but your own.
Don't measure your success in sales until you start
making a lot of them.
Create a body of work that will outlive you.
Don't buy expensive tools or materials.
Another artist at a Co-op gallery once said to me,
"It's only art Harry." To this day I cannot believe
that he said that... It pissed me off... But that's
the distinction. It's life/death to me, and it's all I
care about. I don't have anything else to do.



q)Your contacts.

a) artbyharry@yahoo.com
 
Website:
www.artbyharry.com

 

''ELvis IN hawaii'' ...


...And yes I think really it's my vice to make always new blogs like this...

 ...But...but...I've done a new art blog ,but...I promise I'll not do any blogs never more!!!

 ...However I've called my new art blog ''ELvis IN hawaii'' and the link is this:

 http://elvisinh.blogspot.com/

 

 I'll wait you also here ,ok???

 Love& a wonderful summer to all

 

Claudio Parentela

 

Interview with Cathie Young

q)Let’s start with the basics; what's your full name, where do you live, and how old are you?

 

a)My name is Cathie Joy Young, I am younger than Madonna but older than Jesus, and I live in the best city in AmericaPortland,Oregon.

 


q) Do you have any formal training?

 

a)I do indeed. I obtained my BFA from the Pacific NW College of Art in painting here in Portland. In fact i moved here to go to school

 

q) Did the place you grew up in influence your image making?

 

a)No, I don’t think any particular place I grew up in has  influenced my art. I lived in many different places before I went to high school : Emerado,N.Dakota, Atwater,California, Galveston, Texas, Oxford, England, and finally Pueblo, Colorado. My work comes very much from the inside, so it is not influenced by place or the outside at all.

 

q) How do you come up with your concepts?

 

a)I don’t. All the images come from the process of painting so I just keep pushing and wait for them to show up. Sometimes they get to stay, other times different elements take precedense and so I edit some imagery out . I never know what is going to happen until it happens.

 

q) Describe your creations in a clear, concise and understandable sentence. What do you call them?

 

a)I have to confess I have never been able to do that. People ask me to describe my work and it is very dificult for me to do. So I am going to borrow a quote from another artist who decribed my work this way:

Primal, atmospheric dreamscapes... Your paintings feel like directly transmitted dreams, almost like fairy tales or nursery rhymes, peaceful but discordant enough to be curious, to feel like inquiries or investigations of mystery. These paintings take me to the depths of some place where I want to stay...but a place which challenges me in some intangible way. Your paintings are worlds full of beauty, of change, of wonderment. Lovely.

Erica Steiner

 

q) What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making?

 

a)I used to do collage combined with drawing so I would like to get back to that primarily dry media thing again some time. I love to take photographs, mainly of my brother’s band New York Rifles, or travel photos. I don’t consider it art though.

 


q) What are your artistic influences?...and …generally who or what influences you the most?

   

a)Well, some of my favorite painters are: Odillon Redon, Marc Chagall, Ivan Generalic, Edward Burne Jones and the PreRaphaelites in general, I love medieval iconography and Hieronymous Bosch, and oh – El Greco I love El Greco!. And then there are the writers: Doris Lessing, Thomas Hardy, Hermann Hesse, Tove Janssen, JRR Tolkien, and Aldous Huxley.

 

q) Who are some of your favourite artists/designers/photographers

 

a)I am just going to plug my brother’s band again here cus he is one of the best artists I know and being as I am a curator as well as a painter I could give you a list of people and forget a name or two and I don’t really want to do that.

So: www.newyorkrifles.com

 

q) What is your next project?Exhibition?Collaboration?

 

a)I have two exhibits next week! One in Portland: Filter Gallery, 733 NW Everett, Aug 2nd from 5pm – 8:30 pm, and one in Seattle: Victrola Coffee and Art, 411 15th ave E Aug 4th from 6pm – 8pm. Both shows are up the whole month of August. Fifteen percent of any sales from these shows will go to the lower 9th Ward Clinic in New Orleans- www.commongroundrelief.org . I encourage people to check out their website and see what a shambles New Orleans is in after being left to fend for itself by our government. They need all the help they can get from the private citizens of this country cus they are not getting jack from our useless leaders.

In October I will be in a 3 person show at Dezart One gallery in Palm Springs, CA. That is so great because Palm Springs is beautiful in October and we are renting a big house with a pool and a bunch of friends are flying down for the opening!

 

q)What are your plans for the future?

 

a)Well, for the immediate future - get through the next couple of shows. After that, paint and paint and paint and see where it takes me. And I would also like to take more frequent vacations to places like Mexico and Greece.

 


q)Are there some web sites that You would like to recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?

 

a) Okay – www.luciajohnson.com

http://www.newyorkrifles.com

http://www.vinoparadiso.com

www.artpdx.com

www.ourartsite.com

http://www.myspace.com/top8galleryfour

www.myspace.com/galleryparadiso

 

q)What sort of music do you listen to?

 

a)Ah ha hahah! Well you know I love New York Rifles right? Gosh I like a lot of different types of music – 80’s punk and New Wave, English Beat, Specials, Cocteau twins, Kate Bush, The Teddy Bears, Gwen Stefani, Gold Frapp, East Indian ragas and Bollywood, Middle Eastern music, Prince, Franz Ferdinand, Dusty Springfield and of course the supreme musical God, his royal majesty “David Bowie”.

 

q)Do you collect anything?If so what?

 

a)Yes. Dust.

 

15)What do you do for fun?

 

a)Hmm…I was going to say garden – but gardening is not fun. But I do it…sometimes. So -fun would be going out with my husband and/or friends for dinner, drinks. I walk my dog everyday and that can be fun. Travelling can be fun when it is not absolutely horrible.

Painting can be immensely enjoyable when I am at a certain stage in a piece – I almost get an endorphin rush if that is possible. Sometimes it is fun to drink iced coffee with cream, smoke, and just sit and stare at a painting I am working on. Oh and being on a hot beach and then swimming or snorkelling in the ocean, or if that is not available, being by a pool with a cocktail – that is fun! And sometimes playing golf can be fun if I am hitting the ball well.

 


q)Any advice you can pass onto aspiring artists/designers?

 

a)I guess it is pretty obvious advice but - keep at it and work really hard. All you can do is improve. And when you feel ready, show your work.

 

q)Your contacts…

 

a)www.catjoyyoung.com

http://www.myspace.com/catjoy

www.dezartonegallery.com

 

Interview with Jon Jolley

q)Let's start with the basics; what's your full name, where do you live, and how old are you?

 

a)My name is Jonathan Jolley I am 25 years old and I know reside in Duluth, Mn.

 


q)
Do you have any formal training?

 

a)No, I am self taught. I always loved art as a kid and would always doodle. When I got older and got into computers I started exploring photoshop and illustrator.

 

q) Did the place you grew up in influence your image making?

 

a)I guess as far as being bored all the time ha ha. I grew up in a small town so there wasn't much to do so I would draw.

 

q) How do you come up with your concepts?

 

a)Sometimes I have something in my head that I want to get out or I have a meaning I want to express and I go with that. Other times I just want to experiment and see what happens.

 

q) Describe your creations in a clear, concise and understandable sentence. What do you call them?

 

a)I just call them art... Sometimes reflections of feelings or moods.

 


q)What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making?

 

a)I dabble a little in everything but I would like to paint more.

 

q)What is the best time in the day for you to work on a project? Is there one, or is it more about the environment -- maybe the right mood?

 

a)I tend to work best late at night, it's when I feel the best and most creative. Not so much the environment but defiantly can be the mood.

 

q) What are your artistic influences?...and …generally who or what influences you the most?

 

a)So many... I draw influence from everywhere. Movies, music and other artist.

 

q) Who are some of your favourite artists/designers/photographers?

 

a)Bosch, Dali, Giger to start. I loved them as a child. I enjoy a lot of the low brow artists around today and alot of the people doing rock posters.

 

q) What is your next project?Exhibition?Collaboration?

 

a)I have nothing planned right now, Just been creating here and there. 

 


q)What are your plans for the future?

 

a)I plan to start my own buisness with my fiance one day and maybe do screen printing as well.

 

q)Are there some web sites that You would like to recommend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?

 

a)I don't belong to many art communities... but I would recommend, www.rasterized.org and www.phirebrush.com

 

q)What sort of music do you listen to?

 

a)I listen to a lot of stuff really. Softer music, Heavy metal and underground hip-hop

 

q)Do you collect anything?If so what?

 

a)I have a small collection of human and animal teeth.

 

q)What do you do for fun?

 

a)Not much ha ha. I like to read and watch movies a lot. Pretty much spend time with my fiance.

 

q)Any advice you can pass onto aspiring artists/designers?

 

a)Never stop, just keep going and exploring. Listen to yourself and do what you want. 

 

q)Your contacts…

a) www.rustednailsdesign.com
www.atlantis-design.com

Interview with Stuart White

q)Let’s start with the basics; what's your full name, where do you live, and how old are you?

 

a)Stuart White. Glasgow. 28

 


q)
Do you have any formal training?

 

a)BA(Hons) Ilustration. Glasgow School of Art

 

q) Did the place you grew up in influence your image making?

 

a)I grew up in Dumfries, Scotland. We lived in the country so I was quite isolated a lot of the time. I think this influenced me in spending a lot of time on my drawing to keep myself and my imagination occupied.

 

q) How do you come up with your concepts?

 

a)Sketchbook work. Keep sketchbooks – its key.

 


q) Describe your creations in a clear, concise and understandable sentence. What do you call them?

 

a)Creations that provoke thought. Visual communication.

 

q)What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making?

 

a)I would like to move more into produc t design.

 

q)What is the best time in the day for you to work on a project? Is there one, or is it more about the environment -- maybe the right mood?

 

a)I’d say  there is not a best time in the day. It comes and goes – time, environment and mood do not effect it.

 

q) What are your artistic influences?...and …generally who or what influences you the most?

 

a)Louise Bourgeois

 

q) What is your next project?Exhibition?Collaboration?

 

a)Drawings for London based publication Café Royale.

 

q)What are your plans for the future?

 

a)To continue to work on projects that excite me. To eat well.

 

q)Are there some web sites that You would like to recomend? Artists, art communities, xxx,...!?

 

a)The royal art lodge. Canada artists.

 

q)What sort of music do you listen to?

 

a)Currently listening to Pat Benetar and The Royal We.

 

q)Do you collect anything?If so what?

 

a)Thoughts.

 

q)What do you do for fun?

 

a)Stay up to the early hours with my friends.

 


q)Any advice you can pass onto aspiring artists/designers?

 

a)Don’t be jealous of others. Continue doing what you do best and you’ll be happier.

 

q)Your contacts…

 

a) www.silkthumbs.com