Interview with Troy Lovegates
q)Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?
a)my name is troy lovegates....i am from Canada....today i am in Montreal and as of next week i live in Buenos Aires
q)What is it that you do? What media do you use?
a)photography,printmaking,oil,acrylic,pen and ink...any form of art i can get my hands on
q)What do you think sets your work apart?
q)How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”
a)i have been showing my work on the street for 22 years now ...i dont show too much in galleries... i never had one of them "big breaks"
q)What are some things that have inspired you?
a)urban decay....train yards....empty areas...music...food...sex...gangsters....new cities
q)What have you been working on recently?
a)i have been working on painting as many trains as i can before i leave montreal...they are parked up the block and since i had been in berlin focusing on the street for the last year it is nice to be back in the world of freight trains...
q)Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?
a)yes.... pretty much anything and everything ...not really one sound just whatever i am feeling that day...
q)Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?
a)my other project is biking as far as i can each day.....and across 9 countries so far this year.... hope to get some south american countries in the new year
q)What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?
a)do it on the internet yourself....
q)Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?
q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?