Image:Andy Rementer Techno Tuesday 2006–2010 A weekly comic strip about Technology and Modern World published weekly in USA and Russia © The artist
Do you consider yourself as an artist or graphic designer?
I guess I’m somewhere in-between. I have a strong connection with graphic design, and it certainly informs a lot of my artwork.
How important is the distinction between the two?
I would say that Graphic design is something you do because you have to, and art is something you do because you need to.
Name 3 of your favourite artists.
Giotto, Pieter Bruegel and Alice Neal
Name 3 of your favourite Graphic Designers.
Josef Müller-Brockmann, Bruno Munari and Eikes Grafischer Hort
Do you like working in Advertising?
Yes and no. It depends on the project, the client, and my role in the process.
What is your favourite ‘ism’?
What was the most intelligent and unintelligent thing that someone said or wrote about your work?
The most intelligent and unintelligent thing someone wrote about my work was “It is boring. A boring joke about how technology is everywhere, even in boob jobs and ass implants. Not funny.
Not arty. End of story.”
Do you worry about being copied?
Not at all, if you put your work out there, people are going to see it and hopefully get inspired by it. I’d be happy if someone copied me, because it’s motivation for me to grow and evolve.
Do you care what your art costs? Please state your reasons.
I’m really uncomfortable with the idea of selling my art, so I end up having a hard time coming up with costs. It’s not that important to me, I’d just be happy to make enough to cover my ongoing art
What are the three big ideas that you would like your work to express?
Have fun, Think critically sometimes, people are weird
How do you start the process of making work?
I’m always carrying around my sketchbook, doodling and making quick notes in it. A lot of ideas come from there.
Why do you think Pick Me Up has been so popular ?
The curation is very well considered. The event also takes place in a city with an insane amount of creative hunger. It makes sense that it is popular.
What’s next for you?
I have a few shows lined up for this year that I am excited about. I’m working on developing more prints and artwork. I have so many projects I want to do. It’s an exciting time.
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