Interview with Serge Kliavingq) When did you start to make art?
a)Around 1986. My first show was in 1987
a)I was first interested in social and political issues that I interpreted through pop images and photomontages. I am not dealing with that any more. For the last 10 years my work was and is inspired by my travelings and is a sort of travel sketch book.
a)It doesn't . It transforms into paintings. Ideas are for viewers.
a)I am a painter and I love to paint. I'm not looking to express myself in any other ways.
a)It means everything. I consider it to be a vocation.
q) When does your art become successful?
a)When I can say: "this piece is not too bad". Then when a galerist says:" I like it, let's make a show". Then when somebody else says: "I want to buy it". It doesn't need to be a large public success.
a)Me and my galerists together.
a)Next show: in december at my galery in Paris. Next move: another travel, probably.
a)No comments. Not interested.
a)Mostly my black and white drawings of landscapes. Yet, the best one is still to be donne.
a)They are too many to name only one.
a)Among many others: Munch, Rouault, Kieffer, Tarkovsky,.....
a)Nowadays, hype seems to be the one criteria. Hype is fun and audience wants fun. It's rather like going to Disneyland. But nobody knows if it's any good.
a)I don't own a computer so I don't download any CD
a)A good day's work
a)A bad day's work
a)Terra Nostra, by Carlos Fuentes
a)Nothing but music, literature, movies and travels.
q) Final thoughts...
a)I am not ready yet for final thoughts
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