Friday, October 28, 2011

Interview with John Schuh

q)Please tell us your name and where you practice.

a)John Schuh, from Seattle, USA.

q) Why do you make art?

a)It just comes naturally to me.

q) How do you work ?

a)Most of my collage material comes from my own photography. I also use vintage magazines, comic books and sports cards.

q) What´s your background?

a)Born in 1968. Moved to Seattle in 1995. Making collages since 1996.

q) What role does the artist have in society?

a)To surprise people.

q) What was a seminal experience for you ?

a)Meeting my wife.

q) Has your practice changed over time ?

a)The piece I'm currently working on is mounted on an antique door. That's a first for me.

q) What art do you most identify with ?

a)1970s funk.

q) What´s your strongest memory of your childhood ?

a)My father.

q) What themes do you pursue ?

a)Cars, flowers, sports, architecture, water, flags.

q) Describe a real life experience that inspired you.

a)Reading Jorge Luis Borges.

q) What´s your most embarrassing moment ?

a)I'm sure I've forgotten it.

q) What jobs have you done other than being an artist ?

a)Lawyer, radio journalist, music teacher, waiter, pizza delivery.

q) What responses have you had to your work ?

a)"How long do these take?" "Do you sell them?"

q) What do you dislike about the artworld ?

a)Nothing. I love the art world.

q) What research do you do ?

a)I go to car shows and antique stores.

q) What is your dream project?

a)To make art and music in my studio, work in the garden, take care of my family. Each completed artwork is a piece of the dream.

q) What´s the best piece of advice you have been given ?

a)"You can handle it."

q) What couldn’t you do without?

a)My family.

q) What makes you angry?


q) What is your worst quality?


q) Dogs or Cats ?


q) Making art is a lot like being on lsd. Know what I mean ?

a)I think it's more like eating oatmeal.

q) What does “ copy” mean to you ?


q) What´s your favorite cuss word ?


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