Thursday, July 22, 2010

Interview with Sérgio Hortelão

q)What is your earliest art-related memory?

a)Well I recall a t-shirt my dad used to wear when I was 5 years old, it was an Maui & Sons shirt with a bad ass illustration of a shark riding surf board.

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

a)My friends, Tosco, FromtheGrave and Satan of course.

q) What are the main tools of your craft?

a)Black ink pens and markers, watercolors, acrilic paint.

q) Is a formal education important?

a)Yes. I wish I had one.

q) What is the biggest misconception about art?

a)There are no misconceptions about art.

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

a)Execution. If it doens't exist it's worth nothing.

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

a)Anything strange or morbid and cosmic.

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

a)A severed rubber head I keep in my linving room

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

a)Hannibal Lecter.

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


q) What has been your greatest achievement to date?

a)Being able to dodge success.

q) What has been your biggest roadblock?

a)Hard drugs and alcohol.

q) How do you define success?


q) What will be the name of your autobiography?

a)"He died for nothing!"

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

a)"Don't think, do it."

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