How do you view art as activism?
I really believe art offers a safe space for communication that can reach beyond the political scope of the world. Art can connect people with ideas and feelings without the use of language, and it can explore concepts beyond the limitations of the current paradigm. In this way art can be a tool for real liberation, beyond political agendas and war. It is a conduit that runs through all of us, no matter who we are or where we are from.
How do you feel social media has helped your career as an artist?
Social media has certainly assisted my art career by opening an international platform for sharing my work. It also allows for a more direct correspondence with viewers, that can offer a more sincere display of work. I dig the directness of it all. I’ve also sold work to galleries and collectors through social media…always something to be stoked about.
What do you feel the benefits of using social channels?
Social media can be a great assistant or a dreadful ruler, it all depends on your engagement. It can be an endless inspiration board, or become a black whole of mind-numbing pet videos; it is a tool that needs to be used appropriately. It offers a massive platform to share you work, communicate ideas, and connect with others.
I notice that you sparingly post, is this an intentional practice?
Yes. My feed is not a personal window into my life. It is a collection of my work and processes. I am very aware of the imagery I put into the world, and try to cultivate a certain flow within my posts.
I also limit my use on social media each day. While I am a proponent of technology and social media, I am also a huge fan of the real world, and want to spend time in it. I think a balance between worlds is the key.
What do you see coming up in technology and how it meets art?
The virtual realm and AI are quickly becoming a wild and beautiful new area for art to thrive. Soon we will honor programers as great artists, and praise art work created by robots. I am also fascinated by the role neuroscience could play in creating inner-mind projects!