Interview with Artist Joe Sorren

Joe Sorren
March 3, 2018 | Author: webSman

Q: Tell us a little about your method and how you came to favor this medium.

A: I worked only in acrylic for the first 15 years of painting, then it 2004, I switched to oils. These days it tends to ne a combo of both, starting initial exploration with acrylic, and eventually moving the painting into oil.

Q: Do you consider yourself a story teller, myth maker or legend maker?

A: I consider myself a human who is lucky enough to have found painting. I wish everyone would try it. It’s kind of the best thing ever.

Q: When you create art is there a particular message you intent to impart?

A: I spend my time trying to get my stupid brain out of the way. For me, the key is working without a plan, having a conversation with the canvas, and being open to what the canvas has to say.

Q: Are you interested in ancient history, archetypes, fairytales, or other forms of mythology, if so, what myths in particular and why?

A: I have always been interested in history. The problem is, the deeper you peel back the onion, the more you realize history is written by the ‘winners’ leading to loads and loads of bullshit to sift through. When it comes to my art, I am open to playing with archetypes and do so when the opportunity presents itself, but usually am more interested in playing with my own myths and narratives that are constantly evolving as I do.