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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Artist Interview: Peter Shear

Words of the day: pause. confusion. change and interested. 

This interview is with Bloomington, Indiana artist, Peter Shear. I asked about the beginnings of becoming an artist, and Shear talked about it as being a kind of attraction to it, and that can be what makes one an artist. I asked about education and a bit of the response I got was about "self-educating" without shortcuts, and much more. One of my direct questions was: "What is your favorite thing about the internet? A snippet of Shear's answer was: "It's where our..." On creative block? Answer: "It doesn't last..." Listen below for more! (due to a couple of audio blips, this interview is not recommended for headphones. Some strong language)

13-69, 2013
watercolor, acrylic, pumice and gel medium on canvas, 10 x 8"

13-57, 2013
acrylic and glitter on canvas, 10 x 8"

14-4, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8"

Other Islands, 2013-14
acrylic and gesso on canvas, 10 x 8"

13-100, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8"

The artist's website: Peter Shear 

tumblr blog: Very Large Buildings

Audio interview with the artist:

 Peter Shear


Shear's Influences/Curiosities

Fred Sandback, Susan Bee, Justin Clifford Rhody, Joanne Greenbaum, Bob Thompson, Rick Briggs, Robert Gober, Erin Drew, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Steven Husby, Talia Shulze, Lucy Mink, William Staples, Clare Grill, Clinton King, John Wesley, Nicole Eisenman, Jasper Johns, Katherine Bradford.

(original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Also appearing in this episode is the music of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

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