q)Please tell us your name and where you practice.
a)Coco Wasabi, working in my studio which is in Vienna.
q) Why do you make art?
think beeing an artist is the best job ever, beeing creative all day!
your working space isn´t a boring office, working space is always
colorful place with lots of materials and possibilities! Aswell since
i´m i child always creativity was one of my best talents, so i´m honored
that i´m living in a time where i can choose to work and live as an artist!
q) How do you work ?
works are always collage out of foundfootage, most of the time
paperworks with some painting and airbrush. so i would call it
q) What role does the artist have in society?
a)Lots of freedom!
q) Has your practice changed over time?
a)Of course, not only because me as a person is growing, so the art is growing as well.
Also experimenting with lots of materials brings alot of development.
Specially working with paper is very tricky sometimes to stick different materials together forever!
q) What art do you most identify with ?
a)Of course mixedmedia arts, and streetart
q) What´s your strongest memory of your childhood ?
a)Woah, there are alot, cause i had a wonderful childhood. Teenage time was quite hard :P
q) What themes do you pursue ?
q) What jobs have you done other than being an artist ?
a)I worked at the movie business at the requistite, i worked for a dressmaker as assistant, i did lot´s of waitress jobs
and as well i had my time at the "wiener riesenrad"!
q) What responses have you had to your work ?
a) Most of the time good ones, only the bloodie ones often disturb the people.
But most of the time they are to scared to ask for the meaning, and honestly, i´m always happy if
people dont ask, and use there on creativity of mind to find a personal meaning for the artwork!
i think too much aksing the artist about the meaning of a work, ruins the magic of the artwork.
aswell my art isn´t a conceptional thing, which needs a lot of discription.
q) What do you dislike about the artworld ?
a)as every business it got the "dirt factor" and sometimes people try to
exploit you as an artist. but most of the time i made good experiences!
q) What research do you do ?
a)i only do research if i do contract works or working on a special theme. most of the time
i work with found footage.
q) What is your dream project?
a very big adventure exhibition in a whole house, where u have to do
several things to reach the artworks, like diving and so on!
q) What´s the best piece of advice you have been given ?
a)Never leave the house without scissors!
q) What couldn't you do without?
a)i couldn´t do anything without all my lovely friends and family always supporting me!
q) What makes you angry?
a)the way humans exploit animals for there luxury feeling of needing meet.
q) What is your worst quality?
q) Dogs or Cats ?
q) Making art is a lot like being on lsd. Know what I mean ?
a)of course i know what u mean!
q) What does " copy" mean to you ?
a)a lot! :)
q) What´s your favorite cuss word ?
a)Funsn! (thats a pretty hard austrian word, kinda like cunt )