Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Interview with Albert Schweitzer

q)Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?

a)My name is Albert Schweitzer, i was born in Wisconsin, Now I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

q)What is it that you do? What media do you use?

a)I like to paint and draw, and do ceramics. My Website is

q)What do you think sets your work apart?

a)I like to paint and be spontanious. My recent work is about creating spacial contrast and working with color to create optical effects. I like to be raw with expression and give my images an innocence and playfullness.

q)How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”

a)I have been showing my work for25 years. I think a big break for me was to just have people excited about my work and find interest,

q)What are some things that have inspired you?

a)I have been inspired by many contemporary artists in modern painting. Artist like Nolde, Munch, Miro, Klee, Otto Dix.

I have been also inspired by one author named Itten, Elements of color, From the Bauhaus school in Germany,

He was a master on Color theory. A must read. And studing Kandinsky as an artist.

q)What have you been working on recently?

a)I have been painting acrylic on wood. I have been working with spacial dimension and contrast. I have been working at giving my images an enviorment and world to live in.

q)Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?

a)i love to listen to music. My favorites are Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Lush and Aphex Twin. I love ambient minimalist music that is haunting and hipnotic.

q)Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?

a)I work also in ceramic sculpture and watercolor pen and ink.

q)What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?

a)I would suggest for artists who show their work is to create a large body of work and create a nice portfolio, and not be afraid to be rejected. Just follow your dreams and passions.

q)Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?

a)I will show in Washington D.C. this next year and possibly NYC.

q)Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?

a)Not to my knowledge. I will wait and see.

q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?


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