“What does art mean to you?”
I hate doing email interviews. You’re given a bunch of generalised questions, and you’re expected to come up with something interesting, without sounding hackneyed. Try answering “what does art mean to you?” without slipping in the odd cliché. I’m not sure if it can be done.
I shouldn’t moan. I sound ungrateful. The nice people at visualspc.com seem to be genuinely interested in promoting artists work, without ripping them off. They organise regular themed virtual exhibitions. I have a painting in their current exhibition “Recurring Memories”, running until 31st August. And they also have a growing archive of artist interviews, which is where you’ll find my hackneyed phrases.
I must admit, this is my first virtual exhibition. I’ve stubbornly ignored them until now. They strike me as a poor substitute for the real thing. But damn it, the “real thing” is no longer what it used to be, with restricted visitors, and no more bustling private views. So I thought I’d dip my toe in.