5 Minutes with… Al Moran
Al Moran is the driving force and creative director behind the amazing O.H.W.O.W Gallery in Miami. A gallery that in 2 short years has become one of the most influential in the world today, not only bringing some of the best and most memorable exhibitions to its space, but publishing a selection of collectable art books, and generally changing the scene in a great way. We caught up with Al.(And a huge congratulations from the team at SLAMXHYPE on the birth of Al’s new baby!)
Name: Al Moran
Location: Miami Beach
What are you reading? The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal, Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out and Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
What are you listening to? Dark Night Of The Soul, The Beatles, Wu-Tang, Neil Young
Favourite artist? I can’t name names without appearing too self -serving because most of my favorite artists are those I represent.
Favourite movie? The Big Lebowski, Shawshank Redemption, A Clockwork Orange, Wonder Boys, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Apocalypse Now , Braveheart, I could go on and on…
I am influenced by… Authenticity
Do you parents understand what your job is? They understand that I wear many hats.
I spent last night… at our bar.
What do you eat for breakfast? For the last few years, I’ve religiously eaten a bowl of granola for breakfast.
Favourite thing to do in your city? I’m a big fan of the four hour dinner. Anyone that knows me well has sat with me at a restaurant and been through one of these. It’s my favorite thing to do in any city. I love grabbing a table and claiming it for the night. Eating, drinking and engaging in conversation. I’ve found that some of my most productive and creative moments have occurred over dinner with friends.
What’s something people might not know about you? I’m a scrabble freak.
What are you working on this week? My wife and I are expecting our second child in a few days so I’m running around getting things in order before chaos ensues in my household.