mercoledì 28 luglio 2010

Interview with Caio Locke

q)What is your earliest art-related memory?

a)As a child, seeing MC Escher’s House of Stairs in one of my first art classes.

q) Who has had the greatest influence on your work?

a)Conservation, design and architecture in my family background, both in the UK and Brazil, have been strong influences. At school, I was encouraged to focus almost entirely on etching, which has had a significant and positive influence on my painting style.

q) What are the main tools of your craft?

a)Imagination, travel, acrylic and oil paints

q) Is a formal education important?

a)It depends on the individual. I feel art education was of benefit initially, but then became inhibiting and interfered with personal inspiration. My work needed to develop in isolation once I felt sufficiently confident technically.

q) What is the biggest misconception about art?

a)That it needs to shock to be original

q) Which is more important in art - concept or execution?

a)They are equally important.

q) What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?


q) What is your favorite piece of art in your home?

a)A mysterious tribal style blue and green ceramic

q) If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

a)Goya, Van Gogh, Max Ernst, De Chirico, Kandinsky, Escher, HR Giger and the Futurists – preferably simultaneously!

q) Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

a)Yours truly…

q) What has been your greatest achievement to date?

a)Committing entirely to painting

q) What has been your biggest roadblock?

a)Developing the ability and freedom of mind to fully express my imagination in a visual way.

q) How do you define success?

a)That my work is appreciated without compromise to my artistic vision

q) What will be the name of your autobiography?

a)I let my paintings speak for me

q)What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?

a)Leave enough space for the viewer to think