Lewis Teague Wright answers FADs Questions

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1.If you weren’t an artist, what else would you be?
A Dancer

2. Can you tell us more about your work and what are the main ideas you would like to express?
Examining the value and integrity of identity and ownership and the systems that civilisations, cultures and civilians use to execute these feats.

3. How do you start the process of making work?
Ideas form as a product of travel and observation, the concepts are developed and manifest through experimentation.

4. Do you consider the viewer, when making your work?
The viewers’ gaze is inherent to the presentation of sculpture. Form and composition change with perspective. In a non “white cube” gallery my work is presented to hint at a dialogue between structure and surroundings.

5. Name 3 artists that have inspired your work?
Civilians, Council Planners, Security Contractors

6. Name 3 of your least favourite artists.
Civilians, Council Planners, Security Contractors

7. What defines something as a work of art?
A concept

8. In times of austerity, do you think art has a moral obligation to respond topically?
Has the artist been affected by the situation?

9. Anytime, any place – which artist’s body would you most like to inhabit?
Brancussi, admiring “The Endless Column” in his studio.

10. What is your favourite ‘ism’
Making Falsism Truism.

11. If Moma and the Tate and the Pompidou wanted to acquire one of your works each, which would you want them to have?
I’d like to develop and present a site specific piece.

16. What’s next for you?
Athens. Then possibly a little, globally known gallery in Mexico City.

Catch Lewis Teague Wright with his show STELLEN at The Depot Clapton road London E5 8BQ Private view Wednesday 6th February 2013


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