https://Art2Life.com - At the beginning of making something, the artist is the fixed, central point that everything is organized around. It seems it can't be any other way. You are a singular artist doing something, chasing something to make something new. Often it falls flat but sometimes, a few sneak through. A couple of them are good. Maybe even for a short time, great.
Interestingly, good art always seems to have a bit more authenticity. It's yours, but also theirs as well. In other words, the authenticity of the human experience seems to be the currency we all embrace. We all can relate to it. As the artist, we begin thinking the work is all about us. How could it be otherwise? Yet somehow, in the process of making, sharing, and showing our work, it becomes clear that others can find themselves in our art too. It no longer becomes solely about you. It is out of your hands and goes off into the world without even looking back.
Of course, this is rarely the case for most art made. First, it has to be exceptionally authentic. It has to be poignant and stirring. It has to be unforgettable. Edward Povey, a British painter whose work can loosely be described as emotional realism, happens to be all three. Join me now for an incredibly candid, moving, and thoughtful conversation. Hopefully, it will be for you what it was for me: Unforgettable.
LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
Edward’s origin story and how it informs his work [3:11]
Creating community-minded art and unpacking inadequacy [13:16]
Diving into Edward’s process and auditing an ordinary life [17:04]
Pythagoras, the armature of the rectangle, and mathematical creativity [34:05]
Embracing uncertainty with honest inquiry [45:05]
Biography from the Museum of Modern Art in Whales: http://media.icompendium.com/edwardpo_2.-EDWARD-POVEY---MOMA-Wales-2012.pdf
CONNECT WITH EDWARD POVEY
Art Basel Miami showing (Nov 29th - Dec 4th): https://www.artmiami.com/practical-info
Visit Edward’s GALERIE BENJAMIN ECK showing in Munich, Germany (Oct 3rd - Nov 30th) by reaching out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A future solo exhibition is currently being organized with Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, scheduled for Fall 2023. Interested parties can request more info by going to www.waterhousedodd.com or www.fineartbrokers.com
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