Neill Clements

Painter

What made you decide to become a professional artist? Thinking about making work occupies my thoughts daily and there is nothing I would prefer to do.

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Teeoutis Teeansawat

Painter

Where do you currently reside and paint? I currently reside and paint in Rayong, Thailand.

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Ane Alfeiran

Painter

Do you remember the first piece of art that captured your imagination? I must have been around 10 years old when I saw the Crucifixion of Jesus, by El Greco at the Sumaya Museum in Mexico City, I remember looking at it and understanding that there is no universal truth, everyone sees and represents the world differently.

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Jasmine Farrow

Painter

Where did you study art and do you think it was necessary? I studied art at the University of Sunderland. I don’t think it is necessary to study art to be an artist. I will say though, that it was one of the best times of my life and the buzz of having so many other artists around to share ideas with was an amazing experience.

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Amir H. Fallah

Painter

Do you have a place/person/thing that you visit for inspiration? Inspiration is a hoax. I go into the studio everyday and work. Sometimes something happens and sometimes I waste the entire day. That’s just how it goes.

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Zshaella Za

Painter

How would you describe Zshaella Za? She is curious about all!

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Betty Krause

Painter

One word to describe Betty Krause? Thoughtful.

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Genady Arkhipau

Painter

Tell us something about the art world that you want to see changed? My frustration with the art world in general is the huge disconnect between artists and the people interested in art. People are really bad at judging artwork beyond the scale of, from "my kid could do that" to "well, it's better than I could ever make." That makes people (rightfully) distrustful of the art world, also at the same time get taken advantage of.

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Susanne Kirsch

Painter

What advice would you give putative collectors? You should not get blinded by a name. Unknown artists have their qualities. So take a closer look and let yourself be inspired by the artwork.

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Marcel Aragonès

Painter

Best advice you ever received in regards to your art? I am fortunate to have met Joan Miró. I was 9 years old and I met him in my village. I told him that I wanted to be a painter and I can remember perfectly what he said: “Just draw and paint everyday”.

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Nancy Gruskin

Painter

What made you decide to become a professional artist? I was doing other things professionally, with art always on the back burner, and I just reached this point where I knew that all I really wanted to do was paint.

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Gabriele Bruns

Painter

I begin to paint black lines. Gradually, a picture is formed. I then work out what satisfies my aesthetics. The end result should harmonize in shape and color. I like it imperfect, grotesque, striking and trivial.

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Enrique Pichardo

Painter

What makes you decide a painting is finished? When I arrive at a point that I’m afraid to add or take things off which could make it a mess.

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Edgar Plans

Painter

6. What has the most influence on your work? I really like Children’s art, the freedom of expression, the gestures, the strokes and the free use of colour. I’m worried about losing those qualities someday. It’s very difficult to paint as a child when you are an adult.+

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Anthony Lister

Street Artist

Do you think there is a difference between graffiti art and street art? Yes. The fundamental difference is that one is letter based and the other is image based. I explain it like this – images are just shapes that haven't become letters yet and letters are just shapes that haven't become images yet.

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