Showing posts with label Denise Philipbar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Denise Philipbar. Show all posts

25 July 2010

Denise Philipbar

1. Where and how would you display your work in an ideal situation?
Ideally, I would display my work in several large galleries with someone else having to do the installation, marketing and sales. I'm happy to give them the commission.
Marketing/sales is not my strong point, and they are my least favorite tasks as an artist.

2. If expository writing is good at elucidating and proving a point and
descriptive geometry gives us the tools by which to map objects in space
in relation to one another, what kind of an apparatus does art afford us?
What does art do best?
Art takes both of those apparatuses and combines them. My paintings explain and describe my own experiences to viewers in may ways. They also place my ideas in space,whether or not that space exists outside of the paintings, allowing them to take on a dimension they wouldn't have in my imagination. If anything, my work allows me to inform myself of my thoughts in ways I couldn't have imagined them without the medium in which I work.

3. What can you expect from your audience/fans/viewing public? What would you
like them to know about your work?
I have no expectations from the audience/fans/viewing public. Expectations of others only leads to disappointment in them. I'd rather place the expectations on myself. I know my capabilities. I would like them to know that my work is in transition. Having the intense experience of several critiques per week from professional artists working in the contemporary art scene, as well as viewing art with a group of informed, highly creative and imaginative people, can't help but have an enormous effect on what I will do in the next weeks, months and years. I'm excited to see where my work is taking me. It's an unfolding, and it's energizing.

4. Marcel Duchamp said - "Enough with retinal art!" What is your reaction as an artist to this statement?

Duchamp was working in a time of great technological change that continues into our time, and on some levels, I agree with his statement. Art that massages the visual alone has its limits. However, art that captures the mind has no limits. This can be done in subtle ways. Duchamp lacked such subtlety. I'm trying to learn the art of capturing the mind. Time will tell if I succeed.

5. Do you think that there is still room for art movements in today's
pluralistic climate?
I think the key to the question is movements. The patricidal nature of the art world, for the last century and then some, is diminishing. We don't have to replace the old with the new continually. In our time, they can live side by side. Art is becoming speciated and that is good.

6. What is one question you wished we had asked you about your art? Please
feel free to answer it.
I can't think of one now. Ask me in a year.