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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Interview with Billy Reynolds

q)Tell me something about yourself…What's your background…?

a) I grew up in an isolated desert city in Texas, and now I live in Los Angeles. Being connected to the right energy is critical.

q)When growing up what was the greatest force pushing you towards art?

a) If you question how the world is presented to you, and you ask "why" and "how", and if you do not agree with "official" statements, you are an artist, and you have to exert your mental freedom by making art.

q)Were you inspired/encouraged by any one person to pursue your craft?

a) Once you realize you can affect people with something you have created out of nothing, you are always compelled to make more work, and affect people in deeper and deeper ways.

q)How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?

a) My art makes you think about how you are made, and the balance, or imbalance, of things.

q)Are certains colours,shapes that you're drawn to?

a) Good balance between opposites is the best.

q)What other talent would you like most to have?

a) I would like to move forwards and backwards in time.

q)What's your favourite mediums to work in/on?

a) We should always embrace real, tactile, analog mediums - mediums that we really touch with our bare hands. If we lose touch with real mediums, and only work with simulated mediums, then our future is bleak indeed.

q)What artists influence or have influenced you(these need not be visual artists)and how have they done so?

a) There are too many to list. The greatest influences come from the most sincere sources.

q)What non-visual art interest you and does this have an impact on your art?

a) Seeing live performers, drama or comedy, who tackle ideas and execute solutions in their own form of expression is always invigorating.

q)What do you think about artists using the Internet as a forum for sharing their work?

a) Use any means necessary to propagate your vision and your work.

q)What is your favourite toy,game or other artefact from your youth(and do you still own it)?

a) My oldest artifacts from childhood that I still own are about 100 keychains, from places we would visit as a family.

q)Got any new projects planned?

a) Always. One project always leads into another project. There are always side projects that gestate in secrecy.

q)What advice can you give to other artists to help them improve their chances of survival in this global village we call our home?

a) Keep your decisions based on your own instinct.

q)Favourite books/authors?

a) Alan Ginsberg, "The Old Man and the Sea", "Jonathan Livingston Seagul", Henry Rollins, "A Brief History of Time"

q)Favourite music?

a) Muse, Wolfmother, Radiohead, Nirvana - Any music that reminds us reality is not simple.

q)What do you fear most?

a) Once the ice caps melt, we will not know what to do. We won't have time to build a space ship fast enough to save everyone.

q) Your contacts:

a)Billy Reynolds,

Thank you!


Blogger Sal said...

Indeed, B. Reynolds is one of the artist to watch.

His solo show in one of the most exciting galleries in town, Black Maria will be a very interesting one!!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Indigo Serpent said...

Thanks for the interviewing perhaps one of the most promising artist in Los Angeles today.

Billy conveys a very strong statement in his work but at the same time maintaing a polite reverence to his creative discipline as well to his adventurous exploration in representing the human form.

7:58 PM  

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