Interviews and Articles
Each issue by FOA includes artist interviews or a special article. With each of these, we aim at providing a deeper look into an artists work and hope to be a resource for patrons and artists. Engage in conversation with us to gain a deeper insight into an artist's work and practice.
Based in London, dategleart is curating their first exhibition titled “The Pink Panther Show”. Distinctly mysterious, this group show’s works are as diverse as the character itself.
One great piece of advice from someone with experience can be a major help. In this article, James offers five tips to emerging artists on things that have helped him become a successful artist.
My drawings have gotten so large because I’ve been thinking about the spatial relationship with the thing that I’m creating, myself, and the drawing becoming an environment.
I want to create this idea of an environment you’re setting foot in. I want the viewer to forget about the reality they left behind when they experience the work I’m creating.
I’m authentically trying to make beautiful things out of these dark topics. I feel that in some ways beauty is subversive. Sentimentality is subversive. It’s so bad and something you don’t do in the art world. I’m interested in those things and try to use them to my benefit to pull the viewer in.
Most of the works that I made in the last two years have been focusing on the feelings of nostalgia, displacement and struggle that come with cultural identity since moving from Seoul to New York
As roles and responsibilities become blended and integrated for artists, galleries, and institutions in the art world, artists are expected to take a more proactive approach to become involved and market themselves. As an artist you are more likely to have interest by making yourself fully accessible; building networks and interacting with your audience is key.
In my series No Unsacred Places, I photographed the backs of strip malls. I was attracted by how these places existed as objects. They have a certain monolithic beauty when viewed from behind, where there is no signage visible