Artist Q&A with Paul Brainard
Why did you become an artist?
I really don’t think that I had a choice. Making art is something that i do every single day; it is in my blood.
How is your work different than everything else out there?
II think that it is an interesting blend of the absurdity of existence, modernist formalism and vulnerable self effacement.
What’s different about your current body of work?
I am simultaneously trying to combine elements of the personal and the formal in a way that makes a very diverse visual language.
What’s coming up for you?
I just did two shows back-to-back at the Java Project Brooklyn. The first one “Covid Kids Club” was work that was made during the Covid – 19 lockdown in NYC. March and April were especially difficult in Queens with constant sirens and death all around you. I was a few miles from the epicenter of the epicenter of Covid -19 in the first wave, so it was comforting to stay home and make art. The second show at the Jave Project is “The boring Gaze” a group show of NYC and Danish Artists co-rated by myself and Frodo Mikkelsen. It was very difficult to install 15 artists in such a confined space but i am very happy with the result . The gallery is open by appointment from November 7th to December 7th, 2020.
What advice would you give to an artist just starting out today?
Listen to your own inner voice because this is the thing that makes you a … Click here to read more