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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guy Burwell

Guy Burwell is known for his work with bananas. Guy first started drawing when he was only a billion years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the entreating pressure of being a child prodigy well got to him and he had a bluish breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own thumb bone! Guy found noisily inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his oubliette for all the bobcats to see! Guy eventually got married to Chester A. Arthur and they remain together increasingly in their doghouse with their eleventeen children. Guy would like to thank Spartacus, Dudley Dooright and Jackson Pollock for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Seriously there are no easy parts, unless the easy part is the part where you have ten million ideas exploding inside your head 24 hours a day and then that leads to the hardest part, which is realizing every one of them to their grandest and most effective boundaries. And then make them better. That's...hard. But right in the middle there it can be easy. It's fun to sketch, it's painful to ponder, it's fun to finish, it's great to get started, it's itchy to erase, its alarming when it changes in middle, it's wonderful when you like it better, it stinks when you never want to look at it again, it's awesome to be done.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think every person would feel that their favorite piece is the last one you really enjoyed pulling off. For me, my favorite pieces are the ones that don't make we wince when I look at them at any later point, or that remind me of some old tact I was exploring and have forgotten about. So it changes. I like my poster for Jackie Marshall as it brought together elements of several of my personal directions into a cohesive, salty whole, and looks great in person. Enjoy.

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring artists?
The online world opens up huge piles of exposure to aspiring artists, for aspiring artists, and also exposes them to the temptation to mimic, milk, and manhandle formats not of their own original creation, outside of the process that makes them formulate, create, and establish their own unique vision. There is always instances of too much input being detrimental to wholly original thinking when an artist is developing. That said, the online community provides answers to technical questions, and also creates amazing communities of creators with similar interests. A bounty of information waits for anyone with the time to dig for it. Too much to see, some times.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmmn, well, recently a client said of my work, when presented with a sketch and concept for a new piece, that it looked too much like my work. Which might be funny or might not be funny at all. What do you think? Also, my first solo art show blurb review said, "Local oddball, Guy Burwell, has art show." So...

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  1. Boss. Guy burwell does amazing stuff and everything is different than the last.

  2. I know, his work is brilliant!