Lee ho Ryon, Overlapping image 080401, oil on canvas, 2008
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Inspiration is for amateurs
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
Nick Georgiou - Prosperity of Devices
Nick Georgiou creates grotesque yet mesmerizing works that blur the lines between sculpture and painting with his works. Using discarded newspapers and magazines, Nick re-imagines the material in surprising ways bending, folding, and cutting it into relief paintings as well as life size sculptures.