Artist Interview: Greg Andrade

Artist Name: Greg Andrade

Discipline: Visual Artist / Architect / Designer
Location: California
URL: http://www.gregandrade.com

What is your current state of mind?
Live is good – better when you don’t think too much

What is your greatest fear?
being fearful

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I don’t …

When and where were you happiest?
this morning when I woke up in bed

Which talent would you most like to have?
more of what I already have

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
nothing

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My son

Do you have a “greatest regret”?
no regrets only lessons

What is your motto?
“Take it easy – we’re all just hanging around on a spinning ball of dust in space”

Did you have a mentor? How was that?
The World

What makes you uniquely you as an artist and person?
My subconscious insights / inspirations / intuition

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What 5 words would you use to describe your artwork?
New each time it’s made

What is your dream project?
To have a solo show – at least one a year

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The only limit is yourself

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and Why?
A bird – so that I could fly

Describe your favorite color to somebody who is blind.
Purple – it’s evolutionarily comforting and wraps you like wings

What was your most memorable a-ha! art moment?
Seeing great masters works in Europe

Tell us about your current body of work?
Currently working on a series of tapastries

How has your style and practice changed over the years?
It changes with each new series

Where do you see yourself going from here forward in your artistic explorations?
to the moon and mars

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Artist Bio or Statement

Just as your eye cannot feel itself in the act of seeing art is art. There are no trimmings or efforts that make art better or different because there is no reasoning to the creational act of making. When making art there are no rules only the means and the methods of pulling from the pool of muck what surfaces from the subconscious. The day was meant for the day and the night the night and there’s no in-between. There is no truth outside of what is substantiated in the singular moment of a creative act. Freedom is anything but free as there are no exits from reality.

There are visions
Once in a long love
They moved us
Never once doubted
There’s no phone
In the bathroom
That can call back
To those days
The lost and found
Real is a no show
Life’s a pancake
Flat and buttery
Devastation bound
Lost meaning
Lost chances
Dancing but dying

I make art because when there are no limits this allows me to leave everyone else behind including myself in order to reach a level of clarity that makes life alive – the moment of aloneness is a unavoidably necessary sanctuary for the soul.

There are no methods or techniques or systems in this realm of existence – only the nakedness of longing – of reaching for the light in the darkness of living – this is the God particle of art and of being an artist for me – no substitute will do in this instance.


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Title: Space Girl
Size: Digital
Medium: Digital
Year made: 2016

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Title: Stellar
Size: Digital
Medium: Digital
Year made: 2017

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Title: Eye to Eye
Size: 58”x54”
Medium: Acrylic mixed media
Year made: 2016

 

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