Here is an interesting read with Moscow based retailer Belief catching up with Brooklyn based artist Kostas Seremetis. Having worked closely with Seremetis on volume 03 of THE NEW ORDER, I got a greater insight into the artists philosophy so this makes for a particularly good read.
When, where and why did you start? Or just how long have you been painting, creating collages and making films?
I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and been drawing basically since my childhood, always driven by a vivid imagination. So in some capacity I have always been an artist, and I’ve been on that trajectory ever since. I started painting seriously in the early nineties; motion has always been a focal point for me and it became easier through technology.
Where did you study?
I didn’t go to art school, but I was very fortunate to be in the close proximity of great mentors, who gave me guidance and knowledge. A lot of good work happened through trial and error and lots of practice. I consider myself studying and learning every moment, and for that I am grateful. William Blake once said that “The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of convention.” This is my school bag.
What is your favorite piece of work that you have created? Or which of your artwork pieces is your favorite?
Lets put it like this: I have favorite situations, involving my art, my perception of the art and my practice. Every creation is an introduction to the next things I am doing.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am enjoying this interview.
Finish reading the interview HERE.