In July I was interviewed in my studio by Matt Danzico of the BBC. He came to ask me for my take on how the internet is changing the way art is viewed and sold, and how it effects the day to day operations of my business of creating and selling paintings. He found me via the master of such internet optimization, Manhattan artist Borbay, who was featured in the episode of the BBC World News series “Living Online”.
The episode was filmed using several cameras, and incorporated footage taken while we worked from the very cameras we use daily to capture the painting process in the studio. The layers of video recordings echoed the layers of paint and symbolic meaning that goes into each works, as well as mirroring the process we go through of broadcasting the act of creation, as opposed to concealing it, to the public in great detail using various outlets online.
Video of the camera recording the camera recording the interview.
A week or so after the episode was featured on the front page of BBC News Magazine, British artist Damien Hirst had his people make the announcement that he would be broadcasting video of the creation of his works from his studio. Don’t expect to catch a glimpse of the famed artist at work though – if you tune in you’ll only see his assistants (they make it all for him).
More to come from the studios of Borbay and Paul Zepeda – stay tuned.
American Maiko with Fans (6′x4′)
Oil, Silver Leaf, & 22 karat Gold
Work in Progress as seen in “Living Online”