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Interview with:

chris chou [aredstudio] 


ART
What do you do? How do you define yourself as an artist?
I am a painter,I paint with my heart,painting is my need and I have to paint.
What is your message?
I want to tell a story. I am using personal symbols to tell the story of thing which I care. They come from nature and the relationahip between God/people/things/and me.
Your biography in four lines.
I was born in Taiwan,Taipei.When I was 14,I want to become a painter,Thanks God--I am.
Do you upload your work to the web? If so, where could we see it?
aredstudio.blogspot.com
How is an idea born? For you, what is inspiration?
I see things very directly.I only select the form and color which really speak to me.Painting is an attitude about life.Painting is a process of learinig.Painting is my life and anything could be part of life.
What role does technology play in your creative process?
I don't think about it.
What is art?
Waht is art?
When do you get your best ideas?
The moment now.
How do you evaluate whether an idea is good or not?
let the idea speak to itself and it will find the answer in its time.
Three creative ideas that you would have liked to have created?
after a good show--in any form. good food. jazz.
When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
1994~1995.I have to be myself.
Why do so many artists and creators have such volatile personalities?
really? I think --maybe they are not an artist.
Do you consider yourself postmodern?
Yes and I like it.
How should a work of art be evaluated?
That is not my job.
Must an artist reinvent him/herself everyday?
every moment--but you don't think it as a task.
Which artists do you admire and how do they influence your work?
Matisse. Color!
What do you think about public funding for the arts?
oh! we need more support.
Is art necessary?
For the people with soul --the answer is :Yes.
Does it pain you to let go of a piece you have sold?
I won't say it makes me feel "pain" but you need say good-by.
Is a work of art purchased, or is it better said, that it is the artist who is bought?
Sorry,I don't understand the Question.
In art, there is no guide. How do you know what the next step is?
it will tells you,if you listen.
How do you feel about the fact that the pieces exhibited in contemporary art museums are often of artists already deceased?
ha! tell me.
What role have the figures of art dealer, gallery owners, representatives, and intermediaries in general played in your career?
hopefully~they can play well.
What types of jobs do you usually do?
I don't have a 9 to 5 job,but I paint,write,cook,walking around....
Which of your jobs or tasks do you most enjoy?
paint!paint!paint!
Do you personally collect any items?
some...such as brush,hand paper,old cloth... sometimes...trade.
Which websites do you frequently visit?
google,weather.
What advice would you give to those just beginning?
Ask yourself:who are you? what is your need but not what you want. If you already know who are you --be you and enjoy. If you are not so sure--find it out.
 

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