CREATED: in the studio showcases emerging contemporary visual artists creating with a variety of media. Each short video documents a visit to an artist's studio and a discussion of creative process, influences, and how the work fits into a larger cultural context.
Episodes are listed newest to oldest, and each artist's name links to a personal website. A new episode will be released next week!
This week we go deep into the practice of Dan Greer. Witness the flesh of supermodels oozing off the page. See surgical scalpels cut paper like butter. Hear about Dan’s unique journey from commercial architectural photography to art making. Learn about the challenges of capturing an audience’s attention in the age of Instagram.
Advertisements in our public spaces are telling us how to feel, or what to think, or what to buy, and you never get an opportunity to talk back. ... The freedom to respond and make them the way I want them to be, or in a more truthful depiction of how things are, is therapeutic. And you get a sense of control as well.
My role ... is really just indicating these things that are part of the quotidian, or everyday life, and saying, Look at it. ... Maybe a form of introspection can be translated by pointing at something that we already have a relationship to.
Creating these pieces that discuss activist topics, especially feminist topics, it just fits like a glove to me. ... We learn from seeing things. And from seeing women, or queers, trans individuals that are working with visual art or media or tv, they're exposing this lifestyle to other people ...
I'm very much a traditional academic in a lot of ways, but what I'm trying to do is move that conversation forward, just in the way I'm painting. ... I'm trying to capture three and a half hours. I'm trying to capture a range of emotions and a conversation.