giovedì 21 aprile 2016

Interview with TREVOR WAYNE

q)Please introduce yourself and tell us something about yourself and

your background.

a)Im Trevor Wayne. I started doing art as a little kid inspired by Saturday Morning Cartoons. It led me to liking to do a lot of portraiture. I attended art school in Chicago and then moved to Los Angeles where I live currently.

q) Talk about your art.

a)Although my favorite art genre is French Impressionism, I identify with Pop Art because of the cartoons that had inspired me as a kid. I really liked the solid lines and colors, and the many ways that characters were drawn in so many different styles from show to show.
 A decade ago I switched from pencils to digital, really liking the very flat comic-like feel to my portraits. I even liked better that there was no texture.
 Through the years as my work circulated more, people often asked to buy the originals- of which there was none since it was digital. They often seemed dismissive and disappointed. I was told more that a few times that if I painted, people would be more into what I do, and that digital art is not “real” art.
 Eventually, feeling I needed a change anyway, I gave in and tried it. I actually found I prefer it! I really like the way it feels. As more time went on, people still believed my paintings were digital! I can’t win! So I decided to start painting on the backs of the canvas.
 I intended it to be an aggressive way of showing it was indeed canvas, and actually made the canvas itself important to the piece. It works really well for the series of dolls  (and some action figures) I’m doing. Its taking antique imagery, creating it to be a pop version, and painting it traditionally in a non traditional way. I like to think of it as “Popressionism”!

q) What’s the central theme of your work?

a)The central theme of my work really is to just lighten the mood! I want my art to bring good energy to the space it inhabits. Whatever the subject matter may be.

q) your most beautiful dream

a)I think that would be owning a few little cabins,, maybe one in the desert and one in the mountains,, and being able to jump back and forth and paint with beautiful views and isolation!

q) your worst nightmare

a)Im not really sure. I don't like to spend any time giving energy to thoughts like that. Im not sure I want to dig thoughts like that up! haha

q) Best way to spend a day off?

a)For me the best day off is a day trip to another town, a nice hotel with a bar by the pool. Id probably still bring some art to work on…

q) who, what inspires you ….

a)Im inspired by friends, even if what they do is different. Im glad to see them working hard for what they're passionate about. That makes me want to work harder at what I do.

q) books that you love….

a)Im not really a reader, since I have little time, but my “Golden Heroes” artwork was just in the book “Golden Girls Forever” by Jim Colucci! Its an in depth behind the scenes look at the show. I read the whole thing quickly. I love that show, and if you do you should get the book as well! Its on Amazon!

q)music…artists….that you love

a)Im not a big music fanatic, but when working on art I listen to video game music on Pandora or Talking Heads!

q) What are you really excited about right now?

a)My credit score went up!!!

q)your current projects….

a)Im still working on my “doll” portraits. I think I have at least a dozen more Id like to do with that series.

q)your future projects….

a)I haven't got far enough with my current projects to really settle on new ideas yet.  They will come.

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

a)Right now and mrtrevorwayne on Instagram

q) Final words?

a)I have had many artists do artwork of me as the subject and Im really grateful! I have a section on my site with all the great work, and hope you will check it out- and check those artists out!

sabato 26 marzo 2016

Interview with SERGE LEGS

q)Please introduce yourself and tell us something about yourself and
your background.

a) I'm forty five years old.
I was born in Dinard, a small Town in the little brittany. Very cool place ! I live in Paris for twenty years now.
I'm certificated in Architecture and Graphic designer. Facinated by Images, its  aesthetic sens and its symbols.

q) Talk about your art. What’s the central theme of your work?

a) Firt my work is to find great engravings across Europe. Then i digitally manipulate and turn them into contemporary paintings representing DECAY and DESPAIR of modern society.

q) your most beautiful dream

a) Playing piano alone at the Philharmonique place in Paris with Bosendorfer !

q) your worst nightmare

a) Enclosed between four walls without pencils or book.

q) Best way to spend a day off?

a) Choosing a good restaurant and a great pub !

q) who, what inspires you ....

a) Women and ass hole ! 

q) books that you love….

a) "Luna park" by Bret Easton Ellis and "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts.

q)music…artists….that you love

a) "Elysian fields" with a bottle of wine, Mark Oliver Everett from "eels" with a bottle of bourbon and "shai maestro trio" with champagne !

q) What are you really excited about right now?

a) Oh i'm not excited any more...i feel like an old Man !

q)your current projects….

a) I'm working on my second solo exhibition...Paris 30 june-3 juillet 2016.

q)your future projects….

a) An other exhibition in Oslo at the end of the year and COOL HOLIDAYS !

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

serge legs on
serge legs on artstack 
serge legs on Facebook.

q) Final words?

a) "A great artist is a great Man on a great Child" Victor Hugo.
Thanks for all

giovedì 23 aprile 2015

Interview with ROBERTA MARRERO

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life:

a)Well, I am afraid I have a pretty boring life. I wake up, I use to go out in the morning to ship pieces to customers. I cook, I work, I read, I watch this moment of my life I live almost like a nun and I like it.

q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?:

a)I was born in Spain and I grew up there. I have been living in London and now I live in Copenhagen. Spain is very catholic and when I was born Franco (the dictator) was still ruling the country. He died when I was 3 years old but his influence marked my childhood and teenager years, it was not easy for anybody outsider to live there back then. These two circumstances had a big impact on me making me use catholic imagery in a very profane way and hating anything fascist.

q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?:

a)Marvel comics.

q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process:

a)I have and idea and I put that idea on paper. I work almost like in a trance and I don't stop until is finish.

q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?:

a)I like my work to be open to interpretations. Every viewer has a different perception of everything, that is very interesting.

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?:

a)Chaos under control.

q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?:


q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?:

a)In my case it is because it is what I can do and what I need to do. When I am working I don't think about anything else.

q) Describe a world without art:

a)Sad, boring, empty.

q) Tell us a secret, and obsession:

a)If I tell you a secret then it wouldn't be a secret. I have an obsession with books and dolls.

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?:

martedì 24 marzo 2015

Interview with JOHN HUNDT

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life

a)Without  boring you with the mundane day to day that everyone deals with, I get up around 7 or 8, take care of household stuff. Walk our four terriers to clear my head. Then I go to work in my studio. I don't really have many people I consider friends by choice. From life experiences,  I prefer to be by myself. I have a custom home studio and am content to work by myself for hours. My wife feels the need to come in occasionally to remind me to eat and drink. It's not unusual for me to work until 4 am.

q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?

a) I was born in New Jersey, but my family moved to Palos Verdes Peninsula (Los Angeles County) when I was six. I spent many, many day swimming in the huge tide pools in P.V. catching octopus and fish which I contribute to the underwater imagery that pops up in my work. I also attended 12 years of catholic school which explains the religious themes as well. My wife and I (and our four dogs) split our time between SF and Sonoma County

q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?

a)  I have memories in N.J. (I was five and under at that time) going under my parents bed on a regular basis and drawing strange creatures with crayons, cutting them out individually and keeping them in a shoebox. I also remember my kindergarten teacher calling in my parents to talk to them about my 'troubling' drawings. I knew early on that I wanted to be an artist.

q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

a)  I find images that are compelling and cut them out with fine scissors and put them aside. Sifting through mountains of source materials, I look for images similar in hue, tonal quality and shapes. I have learned not to paste in haste. Bad collages are not even good for toilet paper. Although sometimes pieces come together in a very short time, most are quite time consuming. Not everything I make is good, but that is my goal.

q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a)  I would like my art to be perceived as great art. That's all.

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)Not sure. I never listen to what I am talking about.

q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?

a) I suppose the only limitations I impose on myself are 'obvious choices'  and 'shocking for the sake of being shocking' . I consider  both of those as boring.

q)Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a) To survival? Absolutely not. That's silly.Food, water, oxygen. Those are vital to survival. I do get stir crazy and a little depressed if I don't get to make anything for a few days, but I would have to be a pompous ass to claim I couldn't survive if I couldn't make any art.

q)Describe a world without art.

a)Dull and boring.

q)Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)Secret: I am the Zodiac   Obsession: Making art.

q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

a) Anyone interested in seeing my work can visit my website, or And if you Google John Hundt, the heart
surgeon at John Hopkins University, that's not me.

John Hundt
1375 Sanchez Street
San Francisco
| CA | 94131
415 | 559 | 6633

domenica 8 marzo 2015

Interview with Lukasz Wierzbowski

q) Walk us through an intimate day in your life.

a)Each day is different, I split my time between daily routines and unexpected events. I try to spend as much time as possible with the ones I love and people in general, taking photos and everything related to it happens in-between. Yoga and meditation help me to find the balance of body and mind. I cherish small and big events of everyday life and I’m grateful for the knowledge and experience.

q)Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?

a)I grew in lovely small town on the south of Poland called Lubliniec My parents house has been (and still is) a location of many of my photos and a big source of inspiration. Each room has It's owner vibe It's a very typical retro style interior that you don't find that often these days. I love wood, patterns and colors of it which makes it very special to me on a personal level as it brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. Also the nearby park and woods has been a crucial part of my life. It was place of never ending journeys, explorations and mysteries, it’s definitely one of my favorite environments.
About 8 years ago I moved to Wroclaw, city on the west side of Poland where I started studying psychology. Here is where I met many amazing people and here I started taking photographs. The creative energy of this place and people is truly unique.

q)What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?

a)Getting my first camera from my father, an old rage finder would be probably on of the first memories related to photography. At that time it seemed very complex but also magic like, quite difficult for a small that I was at that time but I really enjoyed the whole experience of learning.

q)Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

a)It's quite simple and spontaneous as I don't like planning. I just get in touch with a model, pick a place and clothing and we just start the journey. Everything is based on the interaction between the model and the surrounding as I adore using any given space in an active way. I usually give very overall instructions of or show certain moves and capture the model’s execution of it. We move quite fast from one place to another as I don't like spending too much time in the same spot so the experience is quite dynamic.  Whenever I work with a model for the first time I usually instruct them to forget the previous model experience and just go with the flow of natural body movements and forgetting about all the body imperfections.

q)How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a)I want to show how important the environment is, especially in relation with humans and our behavior. It seems that we are a part of great system and if we treat everything with mindfulness and respect it can be very rewarding. Also I'm very open when it comes to different  kinds of interpretations of my work and that's the reason why I keep my photos untitled.

q)What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)I try to be in the present moment most of the time so I don't leave much space for internal dialog especially while shooting photos. I just go with the flow and don't overthink it.

q)Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?

a)Not really because I don't make plans and it's all based on so many factors that I don't have control off that I don't want bother myself with it. If an obstacle appears I just deal with and find the solutions or substitute. There is simply no space and time for limitations.   

q)Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a)I think arts is important part of humans existence, sort of relief for unconscious desires and platform of emotional expression. It gives space for dialog on a higher level non-verbal understanding, beyond boundaries and prejudice. It's also a proof that we actually exist as a creative organisms and traces of our minds are hidden in the outcome of our imagination.

q)Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)I'm quite obsessed with catching the rays of afternoon sun whenever I have a chance.
Where can people see more of your work on the internet?
10. The best place to start is probably my page and flickr photostream ( Apart from that I recommend googling me.

venerdì 4 luglio 2014

Interview with SARA ANGELUCCI

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life

a)Well, as I juggle many things, making my own work, teaching, and coordinating our student gallery, no two days are the same really. Also, my work is very project based and sometimes I'm juggling a couple at a time. So in an average week…I spend a good amount of time emailing and researching on-line, shooting or working in post-production in photoshop, and meeting with students. I might teach once or twice a week-depending, and there is always lots of arts administration work to do. Not very exciting I'm afraid…! OH…but there's always good food and wine, my partner is a fantastic cook! As much movie watching as possible…and we have a lovely house in the country…so I try to escape there when I can to read…and write, and work on my projects. 

q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?

a)I grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario. I now live in downtown Toronto, Canada. I would say that being in the city is very stimulating for my work. Of course there are great exhibitions and artist talks, but I also LOVE music and going to concerts. I've been going to the opera for over 20 years. I love all kinds of music and the great thing about being in Toronto is we can go to the symphony or to a small bar and hear fantastic musicians. Lately I have been collaborating with musicians in my work, so more and more I am seeking out diverse musical experiences.

q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?

a)Well it may sound funny but I grew up in a very small town and there wasn't much in the way of visual art…except church. My mom made me go to church on Sunday and during mass I would daydream and look at the murals, statues and stained glass. Even though I understood the symbolism, I was more interested in the idea of making the art. In school art was always my favourite subject. 

q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

a)I think after many years I'm starting to understand it more…but I also feel that it has a method of its own and to a certain extent and I just have to get out of the way. Intuition certainly plays a big part, but it is also combined with a lot of research and reading. And then the two start to have an interesting conversation and things go from there. I've started keeping a separate sketch book for each project and since I sometimes have more than one project going on at the same time I find these books very helpful. They contain sketches, notes, quotes from things I've read, technical information, measurements, everything. If I meet with someone to talk about my work I write in my sketchbook. When I feel stuck with a project I try to touch it lightly and then back off. Things need their own time. Projects have not gone well when I've tried to push them into something they don't want to be. 

q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a) I hope it both touches people but also challenges their thinking. 

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)About art…I get very engaged in the subject of the work and I try to find out as much as I can about it. For example, I've been working on this series with endangered and extinct birds called Aviary. In developing this work my inner dialogue ranged from technical questions of how best to photograph them in the lab, to running to my binoculars and bird guide to see what is out my window. I then go to the Cornell Ornithology website to look up the bird, and then I read scientific articles about extinction and the history of parlour decor (with stuffed birds) in Victorian England, and then I work in photoshop some more. It's a very circular process. One thing feeds into the other. 

q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?

a)YES and NO. I suppose sometimes there may be financial realities of materials I can't afford, and time to do more work.  I can't make things as quickly as I would like to or afford to travel as much. But I think there are always fences we learn to work within, and as creative thinkers these parameters are sometimes really interesting and they can stimulate the way we make things. 

q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a)That's a challenging question. I don't have the exact quote (and it may be erroneous) but during the war someone suggested to Churchill that the theatres be closed to save money for the war effort, and his response was, then what are we fighting for? I think art celebrates the best of our humanity, it challenges and stimulates our thinking, connects us to each other and to something bigger than all of us, brings beauty to the world, provokes us, feeds our dreams. It's the food of our soul. 

q) Describe a world without art.

a)Well, it is hard to imagine. Imagine no music, no pictures of any kind, no beautiful pottery…everything would just be utilitarian. Art/creativity appears in many ways all around us. I looked around my house just now and saw beautifully woven fabric on a chair, photographs, paintings, pottery, a beautifully crafted wooden desk and clock. I suppose things would have the most utilitarian shape and no colour no sense of beauty and the most basic use of materials. And no music, no literature, no cinema, no theatre, no dancing, no poetry…. It would be as if our souls had all died. 

q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)Hmm. Well if I tell you a secret it won't be a secret anymore, so I have to tell you one I'm ready to reveal. O.K. I'm superstitious. I get it from my dad. It's not that I really believe these things, let's just say I don't mess around with them. Luck is luck. Obsession. I never stop thinking about my projects - ever. 

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?