Hi, it's Roy ! You come from the world of graffiti, you think that Banksy, street-art fashion has helped artists ( of all kinds, even the bad ones ;-) ) " to get out " of darkness, to find their place in the "market", as Rotten and the punk did for rock bands who was playing in shadows of a cave ?
Precisely, are the galleries not less chilly towards the artists?
Do you think that social networks have helped artists to make themselves known and to sell? You come from the world of graffiti, does it helped you ? are your paintings a continuation of the graffitis ( I think to the lines that we still find in your artworks )? Or not ?
Your style has changed and you make me think to a searcher who wants to go deeper and deeper, deeply : what are you looking for ? You renew you constantly, going deeper in the matter, pigments, colours and lines: are you looking for the "Grail" - this is not a mockery -, a point of no return, how far do you want to go? Or then perhaps you paint just for fun?
Do you have something to exorcise in your paintings?
Do you like France and which French wines ? Where have you been ?
You seem a lot attached to Wales, will you stay always there ? Do you like London and what do you think of galeries, of the prices of some artists ?
What means for you this words : Ebay, hipster, flipper, Van-Gogh, Caraveggio, Tintin and Snowy ?
Which kind of painting do you like ? Classical , contemporary, street-art, etc.. ? Have you some names ?
I've seen recently that you rate Richard Diebenkorn as one of your favourite artists who else do you admire and which artists if any influenced you ,particularly in the transition from graff writer to fine art . And thanks for not giving amberhalo the heads up about the upfest painting
I'll just give the thread a little bump. Get your questions in for Dale and I will forward them on to him at the end of the week. My questions are: - how do you feel about painting outdoors again at Upfest this year? - does doing the stitching on your paintings feel like a cathartic and healing exercise or is it a painful reminder of the wounds themselves?