Sunday, 30 August 2009

Artist's Bloody Statement Take Two

Attempts at finding answers to some ghastly stock questions:

* Why do you create art and what does it mean to you?

Because. Nothing.

* How does the creation of art make you feel? What emotions do you wish to convey?

Temporarily distracted. Any and all of them.

* What inspires you? How are your inspirations expressed in your work?

Death and doom and meaninglessness and beauty and stoicism.

* What message are you trying to convey to the viewer?

There is no point. But it's sometimes pretty.

* How much time is spent creating your pieces?

Seconds

* How is your work a reflection of you?

It has its ups and downs.

* What artists (living or dead) have influenced you?

Everything influences. Not just 'artists'.

* What is your vision/philosophy?

Pragmatic-determinist-nihilist-sensualist.

* What are your goals for the future?

Survival.

* What are your techniques and style and how do these relate to the medium?

Intuition. Click. Kill the colour.

* How do your techniques and style relate to your vision/philosophy?

B&W suits me - it renders the world more real in the atomic sense.

And a closing remark from K:

"For someone who is a pragmatic determinist nihilist David has a remarkable ability to capture life. His pictures are beautiful and full of meaning and love, even if the man himself likes to come across as a sour old bastard." Thanks dear, this really made me smile.

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I can see I need to work on this a bit. Anyway, cut fourteen hinge mounts this afternoon. My back hurts. It was hurting before, has been for a few weeks.

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Link to the show if anyone wants to come along and ask 'why do you take pictures?'

Exhibition

2 comments:

Borderline Lil said...

Ha. Love this, you pragmatic determinist nihilist.

la said...

Oh God, pity the poor bugger who's got to write that up in 250 words. What questions would you like to be asked? (Aside from "Who shall I make the cheque out to?") Or do you just want to be left alone? *prods with stick until you unfurl* Personally, I like to tickle reluctant interviews. I find it really breaks the ice.

Good luck with the exhibit. Apols, it's a bit too far for a day trip for me.

Love to K and the boys, you sour old bastard x