Artist Name: Greg Andrade
Discipline: Visual Artist / Architect / Designer
What is your current state of mind?
Live is good – better when you don’t think too much
What is your greatest fear?
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?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
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?
What makes you uniquely you as an artist and person?
My subconscious insights / inspirations / intuition
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
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
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.
Title: Space Girl
Year made: 2016
Year made: 2017
Title: Eye to Eye
Medium: Acrylic mixed media
Year made: 2016