martedì 27 marzo 2012

Interview with Paul DeFlorian

q)Introduce yourself, name,age, location.

a)Hey everybody, I am Paul DeFlorian, 31 years old austrian artist, based in Berlin, Germany in the moment.

q) Can you describe your path to being an artist? When did you really get into it?

a)It was a decision, contemporary art world is a place where i can deploy myself best.
So I don't hold the view about genius, mastership, or stuff like that.

q) Is music a part of your studio time? What do you listen to?

a)the cheaper the better hahaha

I switch between mainstream radio stations and music like Current93, Coil, …to old music, contemporary to pre-classical music, as well as minimal techno.

q) How would you describe your work to someone?

a)All over the place, expansive, switching, moving, like a dance without a clear choreography, bright, intellectual, poetic, political, polysemous, and a lot of fun

q) Influences?

a)I draw a lot of energy from Austrian literature like Frederike Mayröcker, Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Ernst Jandl, H.C. Artmann …

and all the militant Homosexuals like Paul Thek,Tom Of Finland, Da Vinci, David Hockney

q) Describe your process for creating new work.

a)Being in some kind of work flow, reading, doin`daily stuff, makin' concepts about future works. It does not feel like working for me and this I enjoy the most.

q) What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?

a)Aint no shame and do ya thing.

q) What are you really excited about right now?

a)Painting and Drawing ! It maybe sounds strange but I am so into it and there is so much to discover within this medias !

q) What do you love most about where you live?

a)The People living here

q) Best way to spend a day off?

a)Get Wasted On The DanceFloor

q) Upcoming shows/ projects?

a)I have plenty of Group Shows this year and planning a Solo Exhibition in Vienna, Austria in Autumn.

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