Interview with Artist Garrett Perry
Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Garrett Perry, an upcoming Minneapolis-based artist who is starting to make waves in the world of art. As I milled around the Perry Studios, I pitched Garrett some questions regarding his art, his life, and everything in between. Which, as it turns out, is a whole lot of fun. Below is most of the interview.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is Garrett Perry?
: Garrett Brandon Perry is my full name. I was born and raised in the south suburbs of Minneapolis, and have been lucky to call Minneapolis my home for the last few years. I graduated from the College of Visual Arts in 2008 with a BFA in drawing and painting.
What do you use as motivation for your art?
: Pop culture is a pretty good motivator. Celebrity gossip and trashy magazines mixed with classical painting usually gets me motivated to paint. The internet is crazy in providing a non-stop avenue to inspiring images.
What is in store for 2012?
: Big things, literally. I am hoping to start a new body of large-scale work. I plan on starting some paintings that are in the '6-8 feet by 8-12 feet' range. Other than that, I spent most of 2011 painting, and didn't exhibit much...so new shows!
Find Garrett Perry artwork at www.garrettperry.com
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