01 novembro 2009

The Art of Rachell Sumpter

An interview, from Super Duper:

Favorite cereal?
Bacon, eggs and sourdough.
How did your journey to becoming an artist begin?
I was born with a paintbrush in one hand and the book of revelations in the other (not really).
What’s the message you want your art to convey?
The future is now.

Your fist exhibition was in 2002. What was it like the first time you exhibited your art?
It was like sharing some of my favorite things with strangers and then watching the strangers buy them.
How do you think your art has evolved since then?
I can see that it has its own momentum now, contextually. Earlier on there was a bit more sorting and manipulating a seive.

Today there seems to be tons of aspiring artists out there today. Being an experienced artist what advice do you have for these aspiring artists?

Art school can be a good thing, so can jaywalking.

Blogs and the internet are changing the art scene. Allowing many people to exhibit their work without having a show in a gallery. What are your thoughts on this?
Seems like a natural progression since art is reflection of the artists society.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
John Waters

What are some things that inspire your art besides other artists?

Natural wonders.
When you are not making art you are?
Raising my daughter Mica, she’s one year two months.
What’s the plan for the rest of 2009?
A book!

Rachell Sumpter graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in 2003.
Sumpter's work has been exhibited worldwide including Jack Hanley (SF), Allston Skirt (Boston), Richard Heller (Los Angeles), Sunday L.E.S.(NY), OCMA, LACMA and featured in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Mean Magazine, Giant Robot, ArtWeek and McSweeneys Issue 24.
Rachell and her husband, Jacob Magraw, are working on a collaborative book to be published by McSweeney's.

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