Monday, January 08, 2007

Art Space Talk: Curt Brill

I recently interviewed Curt Brill. Mr. Brill is a sculptor who engages an enthusiastic conversation between physical vitality and emotion with his sculptures. Curt searches for the 'hidden Human spirit' with his art.

Mr. Brill has focused on the human figure for more than 30 years. In that time he has created over 300 different broze figures. His work has evolved from a strict academic style to a loose and flowing potrayal of how he observes the changing nature of the human experience.

Q. When did you first discover that art would be an important part of your adult life?

A. "Art as always played an important part in my life. Growing up in New York and going to museums as a child, the progression to doing this as a profession has been natural." Q. How has society influenced your art? Are there any social implications in your art?

A. "Not consciously."

Q. On average, how long does it take you to create a piece?

A. "I work on many pieces all at the same time. Doing big bronzes means that from start to finish many of the pieces take from 18 months to 2 years and more sometimes."
Q. Why did you choose the medium(s) that you use?
A. "Some quality in each material has been intiguing either visually or tactically."
Q. What was your most important exhibition? Care to share that experience?
A. "A recent show at the Museum of Art at the University of Arizona. It gave me an opportunity to put tigether an entite body of work that could not normally be properly represented through a commercial gallery"

Q.Where can we see more of your art?

Q. Are you represented by a gallery? Do you have any upcoming exhibits?

A. "I do have galleries that represent my work . The most recent show just came down."

Q. What galleries have you exhibited in?

A. "I have exhibited fairly extensively across the United States.

Q. Do you have any 'studio rituals'? As in, do you listen to certain types of music while working? What helps to get you in the mood for working?
A. "I listen to many differnt kinds of music from various countries and cultures."

Q. Any tips for emerging artists?
A. "Keep working."

Q. Has your work ever been censored? If so, how did you deal with it?

A. "Yes. I removed the work and returned to the studio to resume working."

Q. What can you tell our readers about the art scene in your area?
A. "Arizona. There is a great depth of very talented artists who work here."
I hope that you have enjoyed my interview with Curt Brill. Feel free to critique or discuss his work.
Take care, Stay true,
Brian Sherwin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, wonderful.