''...I grew sick and sicker,until I was forced to Shut my Door.I shut my door to every single person.Except my Thoughts...''
giovedì 22 agosto 2013
Interview with BRANDON JUHASZ
q)Walk us through an
intimate day in your life
a)being an artist today
especially an “emerging” artist is a juggled life. I work a full time job. When
I get up I pretty much go to work. I work till early afternoon and then come
home to my live/studio space and go about normally life with my family. I work
mostly at night unless I have pressing deadlines in which I work whenever I
have the free time/all the time. I marry my life and my practice so that
whenever I have a moment or the quick need to make something or complete
something my studio and work is only a room away. It works for me to integrate
that way rather than having a separate studio to escape too and spend hours
q) Where did you grow
up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?
a)I live in ClevelandOhio
where I grew up. I recently had children and family is important to me so I
moved back to my hometown. I like it. I find comfort in the history and the
connection. My work is very humanistic and about the experience of life so
participating in a relatively normal life only feeds to my inspiration and
q) What is your earliest
memory that propelled you to create?
a)I always was a sketcher
and people always responded to it. That attention sort of shapes you much the
way a good athlete is promoted at a young age. You realize that something you
like to do you are actually good at and it drives you to do it more. Although I
doubt I could have stopped. Life throws curves at you all the time and art has
at times stopped for me but like a boomerang it is the urge that never goes
away. It is inside.
q) Tell us a little bit
about your creative process.
a)I first started
responding to the nature and power of photographs by making pictures from
photographs I found online. Folded paper dioramas that I rephotographed to make
a sort of simulacrum, a photograph of a photograph. I really tried to fool the
viewer into thinking the subject was real. My take on the photo as truth debate
or thinking about image as object. As I worked through my process I started
liking the “crappy” aspect of my sculptures and how I really could tell a story
through the paper pieces. Much like a painter would construct a painting I
would make elaborate scenes out of paper/photographs and cardboard and then
photograph them. The result was a strange awkward filtered reality. It played
well into my thinking about the nature of photography and its ability to
satisfy us as experience and memory. The filtering creates a strange world that
we as a society have come to accept as standard. I really love the intersection
of fantasy and reality. Recently I have been drawn to just using the sculptures
and displaying them as a tableaux. I have become better at making them and they
really stand on their own as powerful objects.
q) How do you wish for
your art to be perceived?
a)I have a really good
sense of humor. I feel humor is not silly it really is about sadness and
duality. I want my work to be inviting but unsettling.
q) What do your internal
dialogues sound like?
a)I doubt everything. Art
school does that to you, forces you to be critical. I’ve learned lately though
to trust myself and to know when something doesn’t work and to be okay with
failure. But I am always asking myself “does this work”. Also I am always
observing and participating in all life has to offer. It is were the
inspirations come from. For me art has to come from life.
q) Do you feel that there
are limitations to what you want to create?
a)Sure. I am limited to
what I can make from the paper. But then often times I surprise myself with
what I can make.
q) Do you feel art is
vital to survival and if so, why?
a)Not really. I will
always create and communication is vital but art plays a funny role these days.
Life is so rich and textured, art is just a small piece of the grand view.
q) Describe a world
a)Art is everywhere and
not just the gallery high art, capital A art. It is so many things. I would
imagine without art things would be pretty dull.
q) Tell us a secret, and
a)I love bad television
and terrible pop music.
q) Where can people see more of
your work on the internet?