lunedì 18 aprile 2016

Interview with Alan Spazzali

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

a)I was born in Trieste (Italy).I am a dutch citizen from italian origin and actually I live
in Barcelona Spain.
I acquired my bachelors Degree from the Ecole Nacionale Superieur
des Beaux-Arts and the Ecole des Arts Decoratief in Paris and a I get post graduation course
in the Rietveld Modern Art Academy in Amsterdam.
I have exposed in diferent countries as,Usa,Benelux,Greece,Cuba,England,Germany,Russia, China ,

q) Talk about your art.

a)I began to use photography as a complement to my painting . My specialization in advertising photography and graphics , introduced me to the world of individual creation .
I have used various styles and materials, all of them expressing their affinity for the forefront and always consistent visual as an artist. Currently my work is characterized its symbolic style , believing that the emotional message of an image can tell a story
I am making an Enlightenment Capsule for the audience to meditate inside — virtual reality in which people can experience ideas . . .
I want to connect with contemporary life through the technology we have now.
I paint fragments with varied levels of connection to reality. Within that parameter I am probing relationships between connection and separation, similarity and difference, image and self.
I usually don't plan things in advance; I just let it happen,sometimes waiting, sometimes wandering around until the right moment arrives. It arrives when I feel the energy, accumulated from that precise time and place, in my body. Then I immediately start a work.

q) What’s the central theme of your work

a)I do not have a central theme. I am somehow chamaleontic. I like to switch styles, depending from my moods. I can pass easily from minimalistic to futurístic or other styles.

q) your most beautiful dream

a)My most beautiful dream? To wake up after a cryogenics in 2300

q) your worst nightmare

a)My worst nightmare? Not to be able to remember

q) Best way to spend a day off?

a)Creating exploring and experimenting

q) who, what inspires you ....

a)Max Ernst is one of my inspirational artists, but also Mirò for my minimalistic Works.

q) books that you love…

a)I love Asimov Clarke and all the classic science FI writers of the 50ies. As well philosophy as Witgestein and theoretic philosophy.

q)music…artists….that you love

a)I am very eclectic in music. I love Laurie Anderson,Paolo Nutini,The Lumineers but i can switch to jazz (Carmen Mac Rae,Nina Simone ) or Opera and classic music

q) What are you really excited about right now?

a)Preparing my new art project

q)your current projects…

a)I am exposing in Rome in a show called CosmoGrafie in may 7th. After that i have to new shows one Eroticamente in Naples and one called alter egos in New York

q)your future projects….

a)My upcoming new projects is a multimedia sculpture I am preparing for a show in Saint Petersburg ( new Version of la “Maya desnuda of Goya” and a collaboration with another artist that I have met on my last Biennale in Buenos Aires Jarr from Valencia Spain

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

a)The biggest concentration is to be found on those links:

q) Final words?

a)I will use 2 quotes of Nietzche : “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” And “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

venerdì 8 gennaio 2016





mercoledì 10 giugno 2015


q) Walk us through an intimate Day In your life.

a)Many years ago I prepared my work exhibition in Berlin
in my studio in Kreuzberg. 
Workshop is in the attic of an old house in a very difficult neighborhood, 
which then was forgotten and today is the center of bohemian artists. 
I paint pictures there for more than 30 years that stand in all angles,
 like in  Tutenchamon’s  tomb. 
Sometimes I did show my work there. 
I prepared a modest catalog-brochure, despite modest means.
 I sent an invitation, it was a lot of information, 
even popular with Berlin's gay newspaper deigned to mark the vernissage. 
The wine was free. Images of eccentric flapping penises on the walls.
 It was summer and it was wonderful warmth.
 Winter is there otherwise, I have no furnace and is freezing cold 
and I have to paint at fur wearing the gloves.
At the vernissage no one came. 
I sat all night and looked at the increasingly doing got dark in my studio.  
Abominable situation.
 I was there until morning, so sitting down.
 I not very much wanted me to come back. 
As  here in the morning someone not closed the door opens and loads in 
and looks at me. 
You this artist ?, he asked and lit the flame lighter. 
I saw the divine young man, dressed in some 
sexy dark uniform and a balaclava, around curled in his hand rope, 
round brush on long strings, almost like my brush.
 A strange face almost sooty ashes. 
At the feet of the great boots.
He looked at me jauntily, looked at the paintings on the walls,
 stripped naked, approached me with his penis standing,
 as in my drawings on the walls. 
And he said that is the one to whom I had been waiting all night,
 chimney sweep from the roof of my studio. 
It was a wild sex until dawn, chimney sweep chimneys 
completely forgotten about. Pictures fell off the walls, 
empty wine bottles spilled and he relished the artist to the bottom. 
Unforgettable hours biggest intimacy. 
It was established a series of sketches on paper stained by
 a chimney sweep my sketchbooks, drawn black fingers 
of his overworked body and spots sperm lover. 
Under the title: "fertilized slattern". 
Crazy survival. To this day I'm freezing for no decent heating. 
But what we do not do for art !!!!

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

a)I was born in Warsaw, 
the Polish capital during the 
day socialism in my country. 
I spent my childhood 
surrounded by big city.
 There was always a lot of people, 
always drove 
there any noisy trams and without interruption 
something was happening. 
It was not Communism 
in my country, the people there are 
great individualists. 
Unfortunately, they give a great manipulate, 
especially by pseudo-religious parole. 
There were always ceremonial churches in 
my neighborhood, the smell of incense from 
the altars and frequent masses, 
and I too was an altar boy. 
These ceremonies were the 
only colored survival 
from the time of adolescence, 
chcociaz it in the shade rather blas 
black robes.
 Later I came into the world, 
for me it was too tight. 
I needed horizons and settled in West Berlin. 
It was this world free of taboos, 
absolutely at ease, 
I came across an unusual period 
in art at the time the New Wild, 
expressive and seductive 
power reigned in Berlin.
 This specific spirit of the times, rebellious, 
self-proclaimed, eliminating lock thinking.
 I really enjoyed the youth in this city. 
He sketched nightlife in clubs gay, 
trans-sexual friends of the discos, the guys 
from the station for money, underworld of Berlin.
 An unusual early period. Left to today, 
this feeling of 
liberation. I know that this is not everywhere 
and for everyone, with a lot of people suffer
from the absence of such 
Today I know that I grew up in my art if I'm 
to manifest itself today as a sign of tolerance.

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

a)I remember the first moment when
 I saw the block for sketching for children, not even 
here it was about the only colored pencils on the paper . 
He excited me in its own way , some sort of vast might 
want to touch of it with my fingers, hands. 
I remember that I thought that are leaves from trees ,
 or the petals of large flowers, the same rough touch. 
To this day, when I was working on a paper I have chills , 
as I touched the living entity. 
And the feeling of the paper is the value of value. 
In the end, the paper notes are also monetary , 
but also and toilet paper.

q) Tell us a little about your creative process.
a)I often do not know what I'm doing . 
It just suddenly comes such a thrill , 
as narcotic addiction , or as the aura of 
sexual desire, just when I picked up a pencil or brush. 
This process 
is like masturbation with crayons . 
Similar to drain semen and ejaculate . 
On paper , on canvas , on a pallet. Such a creation 
of my work is unconscious sexual act . 
Several people stated that I myself consciously 
invents and draws orgy scene drawn my lovers. 
Certainly yes. 
I am constantly watching and then 
recall in the situation 
of , which excited me , 
it can be a flash of an eye, 
unzipped fly passer-by , the bells in the 
cathedral crucifix , his lips a strong 
black man from Africa in the subway , 
which are similar to lizards, 
from generation consumed by the family. 
I 'm probably like everybody a medium , 
a magician , receiver or transmitter.
 This process 
of creativity is always there. 
This is just my interior .
q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a)My imagination is showing a document of time, 
perhaps even a beacon to the target, otherwise 
known as liberation and human emancipation thinking, 
especially in the context of gay love and sexuality.
he wants to reach Preferring to the broad masses that 
do not know what it is able and willing to love otherwise, 
and who can not understand the topic through
massive propaganda, many capricious and 
hypocritical politicians, not allowing changes in the world. 
It's not even change just opening up to new sentiments.
 I want my paintings were icons of freedom,
 the new arrays without commandments but positive description of the life of man. 
Of course, this document is still often the way of the Passion,
 because too many heroes of my paintings still suffer because 
of who they are, in the face of environmental intolerance, 
ridicule and drastic destruction of killing.
 Let's look at the world, to Africa, 
to the ultra-Orthodox Russia. Unacceptable. 
Let my art announce changes! That what I want!
q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?
a)I am always the person who looking for harmony 
with the environment, with each other.
 I love to 
internal communications. For my it is
 a sound pick-visual, and that I see is the sound. 
Therefore, internal dialogue means
 to my listening 
to the silence. This is great wealth, 
hear yourself and  
do not give handled  trifles from the outside.
 My interior
 is a big, bright color sound.  
And my art is a showcase 
of my soul.
q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what 
you want to create?
a)Art has its own great trait that there are no limits, 
restrictions or barriers, on the contrary, art is 
already the key to all doors.
 And for my of course too. 
I do not have any resistance in my art, 
which I creates. 
This is an important historical document, 
and shows naked truth and fighting 
for emancipation, 
there are no limits on anything. 
The gates are open.
q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a)Only art is the form of survival at all.  
Even when he is brutally crushed by
 the despotic fanatics , because the arts are
 flourishing world and still rushes forward, it is unforgettable . 
There is always someone about it will be once spoke . 
Besides, such is the life , art is everywhere and
 everyone is art . I recently passed through 
the forest and I found on a forest road 
intricately woven by birds nest,
 which lost the wind from the trees. 
It was ingeniously woven , 
at the bottom of the fabulous mosses and 
increasingly upwards not have any noticeable to us forest grass . 
It is so vital and unchanging , it is precisely the art, 
an absolute fantastic building schemes and ornaments , 
and the manifestation of sly survival and did not give up . 
Art will always be a building block for everyone and 
a great comfort and reassurance for everyone.

q) Describe a world without art.
a)A world without art does not exist . 
It is art that this world is art .
 But even this 
multi-dimensional stream of other worlds about 
which we know very well and only sometimes 
feel and watch , this is the world of art. 
We enter the picture just in the soil and then 
consider whether to go out on the other side , 
or return the same way . I will not go back .

q) Tell us a secret and obsession.
a)I do not have secrets . 
Maybe this is already my obsession .
 Very possible ,
 however, that is exactly the opposite. 
But I get obsessive addiction.
 These are some
 cities of the world , which notoriously I need to go . 
I love this place so much that inhabits them spiritually .
 I am inspired by the multiplicity,
 these sophisticated forms , each time different, unique. 
I love to admire the naked body. 
They are like theater, 
and I'm just in the audience .

q)your web site....


martedì 21 aprile 2015

Interview with SINA SPARROW

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life

a)How intimate do you mean? Usually I get up and have a lot to do for my day job. Once that’s done, I see friends or watch TV or read, or try and do some art!

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

a)For the first few years of my life I lived in Iran, but I grew up mainly in suburbia in England. When I was younger I had some bad experiences in school of homophobic bullying, and I think that made me feel like I needed to express myself some way or another. I loved drawing, and I loved fantasy – novels, cartoons, mythology, comics – and I think all of this fed into my art and keeps on doing so, even when I’m doing very autobiographical work as I often do now.

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

a)My Dad used to draw with me all the time, I remember when we were living in Iran I think that’s what got me into wanting to do my own art.

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

a)It’s different according to whatever I’m doing. Sometimes I draw from life, when I’m out and about – I love watching people and observing them. Or I draw from photographs I find online – pop stars, pornography. It’s more complicated to do comics obviously – I make notes all the time, then I sit down and figure out how I would break that story down into panels with drawings and word balloons.

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

a)I guess it’s not up to me how it’s perceived, but I hope people connect with it and understand that on the whole I am trying to be honest about how I see the world.

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)Pretty schizophrenic, haha.

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

a)Time is the biggest limitation! I also feel like society is becoming more and more puritanical, so if you want to be honest and sexual in your work that makes it more difficult.

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

a)Yeah I think art makes life worth living! One of the times I feel most myself is when I’m making art. But I also think seeing other people’s art is really important for us as a society and a culture.

q) Describe a world without art.

a)I think it would be very flat and grey and sad.

q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)I’m obsessed with sexy men, but that’s not much of a secret!

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

a) is the best place to look J

domenica 29 marzo 2015

Interview with Eddy Bogaert

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life

a)" well, I don't know how intimate You want me to be ...but let me walk you inside the rabbit hole, but be warned im not going to keep it PG-13. 
It's winter time in New York City and its awful, it's so cold outside that dogs stick to the fire hydrants. Nevertheless, the show must go on. At the studio I turn up the heart to full blast, which at times feels like it's not warm enough. Grab a cub of coffee, some times I'll add some sambuca or baileys depending on the mood, and look at the canvas and start really going at it. then I'll grab another canvas and start painting on that one, I some times paint 2 -4 paintings at the same time since I have to wait for one to dry to keep on going. 
I turn the lights off and turn on the black light and I start to add more paint on the canvas. My work is very much based on emotions and my perspective on reality, sex, lust, desire and love. Which I use the light as a medium to help portray . This process will take days,weeks,months to finish...some times I feel like it's never finished. 
Time passes by and day time becomes night and I'm still in the studio. A few sexy models come by and keep me company and chat about life and everything in between. Some times we have some great sex, it helps to get me inspired. 
Some times I just go out to some bars or clubs to get inspired to see people and be around them, what can I say I'm a people person. Some times I go to some museums to get inspired and see some great masters and some times I just have to walk down the street and see some great art. 

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

a)Very good question, I'm a man of the world. Was born in New York City then this is when things get complicated, I lived in Torremolinos Spain and then lived in Stanford Connecticut , my aunt and uncle had a place on 38th and 1 in Manhattan as well so I was back and forth between New York and Connecticut. They also moved to Old Greenwich for a little bit before moving to Boca Raton Florida. At that time I then moved to Dominican Republic with my mother for a few years then moved to Boca Raton with my aunt and uncle until they couldn't handle me and I was sent to boarding school in Long Island. 
They ended up moving back up to Connecticut and buying a new apartment on 116 Central Park south, which was where i stayed when I had open weekends, which means when I could go home. I after high school I ended up going to temple university for international business and Latin American studies in Philadelphia. After three years I dropped out of college and went down to Orlando to be with my dying mother. After I was spotted to model and ended up in New York City  which is where I still live now. And to answer you question the answer is "yes" all this moving and traveling has influenced me in many ways 

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

a)I still remember , running around my mother's apartment and painting on the walls, and hiding it with white toothpaste,come on of course that makes sense to a 4 year old." My mom won't see it if it's covered in tooth paste...right." Well she would see it and it was a slap on my butt...being a rebel is still happening to this day...I just do it in a wiser way. I really started painting seriously when I got out of jail if you want to hear more about it send me an email lll reply back to you and tell you more about it if your interested 

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

a)It all starts with a thought a word a sentence that will be the beginning of the art piece. Then comes the magic, my mind goes a million miles an hour and I think of everything and nothing at the same times creating chaos in its purest form but the i slow down and add symbolism and matter and turn the lights off and turn the black lights on and start over and this might go for months or says or hours but at the end of my process I feel like there is balance in my work, hence my style is called " chaotic balance" 

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

a)My art can be perceived in many ways since I combine different elements that at times contradict. I mix abstract expressionist , and Pop-art and street art all mixed into one so in short you can perceive it in more ways than one , im just showing you the door and asking it to open it. 

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)My internal dialogue sounds like an erotic movie in where the woman is climaxing and scratching her partners back. As she moans louder and louder then she sees my face. And falls in love at end. That's how I want you to feel when you see my art work.

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

a)No ,the mind is limitless and the soul is eternal ,so when combined together and it creates art so I might not be able to make the 16 chapels, in what the world in a box might think of it but I can create something like it in my own mind.

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

a)I painted all my life, just didn't think that I would wake up one day and say " this is is what I am going todo for the rest of my life..." I did it as a hobby ,just for the love of it. Nevertheless, it became a real part of me when I came out of jail. I had all this pent up frustration, sadness an anger because I felt that I was judged unfairly and that I was in jail for a petty crime, don't get me wrong I am feeling really sad for my action but I didn't think it had to be punished this badly. So I painted to dilute the anger and sadness and frustration and it helped, it helped even better when people started to buy my art. Now it's totally the opposite it's happier and much more vivid and I have to thank art for helping me get through the tough times. It's been my heart, my brain and the reason to wake up every day.

q) Describe a world without art.

a)Have you seen the movie  equilibrium ? A world without emotions that's what I think the world would look like ...people walking around like zombies it's sad to even fathom a world that art is null because I Imagen it will regress us an erase the essence of what being human is.

q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)I just finished fucking the living hell out of my girl, and her wife doesn't mind that's a little secret. My obsession is people I'm very gregarious and love being around people, I guess since I'm a only child without a father or a mother I guess that's why I am very interested in humanity and trying to help as much as I can

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


 Instagram @eddybogaert007

My art fan page