Daily Archives: 11/12/2012
What advice would you give to those just beginning?
There are no short cuts: the more you work, the better you get.
In art, there is no guide. How do you know what the next step is?
After 50 years, it’s no longer a question.
Is a work of art purchased, or is it better said, that it is the artist who is bought?
The work is purchased… though I can also be had… at a price.
Is art necessary?
If it weren’t necessary, it wouldn’t have existed for so long.
Does it pain you to let go of a piece you have sold?
No… it gives me more space for newer work.
Which artists do you admire and how do they influence your work?
I admire Rembrandt, Jan van Eyck, Memling, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Goya, Diane Arbus….. they inspired me to express myself to the best of my ability and to have very high standards.
Do you consider yourself postmodern?
I consider myself current.
Must an artist reinvent him/herself everyday?
That would be exhausting. I think it’s more useful to put your energy into your art work.
How do you evaluate whether an idea is good or not?
If it moves me.
When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
At the age of three.