giovedì 27 novembre 2008

Interview with Danny Sagra

q) What is your name and what do you do?

a)Danny Sangra. I do many things mainly anything that involves me creating imagery and visuals
be it for art, design, fashion, video, art direction

q)When did you really get into art?

a)'Really' implies you mean 'on a serious level'
I have been serious since I was 5

q)How did you come to the realization that you should try your luck at art on a more serious level?

a)I never tried my luck. Its what I am good at and enjoy doing. It was always on a serious level. I never thought about it once. It was always heading in the direction it has gone so far.

q)How did you discover the particular style that you have?

a)I think you are asking me for moments of epiphany. I only had one moment I remember when I realised I loved drawing. That was when I was 8 and fell of a barbers chair in my mums hair salon. one of the workers asked me to sit down and draw a cartoon like the one in the paper. I did it then he showed me how to draw people and characters.
But my style has evolved through many years. Hell, at some points my style will evolve weekly.

q)How would you describe your style?

a)It's a style based on many different styles. I don't think it's classified as one. Maybe 'pop art' is the closest but generally because I get bored easy I change things up as often as I can.
So if I were try and define it I would say, it's visually chaotic

q)Who or what influences your art?

a)Like most people I have many influence. I'm not so blind to say you can probably see them in my work. But Warhol, Raymond Pettibon, Velvet Underground, 60's films, Old comic books, film posters and some secret things I'm not prepared to give away

q)How often do you create a new piece?

a)It depends. Alot of my work is made from older pieces collaged together. But for example right now I'm in the Bahamas for 2 months. I have a little studio I'm working from and have been doing a new piece almost everyday. I work constantly for a short burst of time, then do absolutely nothing but watch films and take in information or just lay in bed and stare at the ceiling for a few days. Then work like crazy again.

q)What kind of success have you had with your art?

a)Pretty good I guess. I don't know because it's easier to see what you don't have. So I see all the things I haven't done. Not the things I have done. I think someone else would have a better view than myself.

q)What would be the ultimate goal for you and your art?

a)To be able to support a family from it.

q)What do you see as an accomplishment in the way of art?

a)Being able to do the things you have always wanted from your own creation. For example. As a kid I always wanted to go to Tokyo but money wise there was no chance. Now I get asked to go just through something I have made. That is an accomplishment.

q)What kind of message, if any, do you try to convey through your art?

a)I never think of a piece to convey one message. They are often made up from different messages and meaning. But I think overall the message that my whole way of working and thinking could simply be, do what you love to do and do as much as you can regardless of the odds

q)Sum up your art in one word.


q)Any additional comments?

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