Whats helping you to stay sane during lockdown
Honestly throwing all energy into my current studio projects has kept me from losing my mind! No better time to be an expressionist. Expressionism basically means to pour your heart out onto canvas, or whatever surface for that matter, and let impulsive mark-making capture your mood / current state of mind. Given the times, it’s the best form of therapy. I have made several breakthroughs in my work because of the current situation. If it doesn’t begin with emotion, I wonder if it can even be art at all.
What’s playing in your studio right now?
Today I had videos of Tricky being interviewed playing in the background whilst I worked. He’s fascinating. A true artist in every sense.
Where do you seek inspiration?
I try not to actively seek inspiration to be honest. I just try to live my life to the fullest and stories organically come from that. I want my work to be instinctive and avoid anything that may lean towards the contrived.
What insights about creativity in a time of crisis can you share with other artists?
Art can be an incredibly unique way of documenting our time. Work being made now I’m sure is more challenging than ever. I’d love to see a book that illustrates artists’ depiction of the current crisis.
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