Back Talk with Anthony Pontius

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 27 Mar 2010
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How do you feel right now?

I am super nervous, super stressed, and super excited about my upcoming show at Thinkspace Gallery April 9th!

 

If you could wake up in a different place tomorrow, where would it be and what would you do?

I would love to wake up in a tent in the Adirondacks and go hiking and kayaking for a week or two.

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If you lost your creative skill, how would you make a living?

Well, if I lost my creative skills, I would probably not have much of a chance, need or desire to make a living…I think I would be a goner.

 

If you could punch one living contemporary artist, who would it be?

I beat myself up all the time... does that count?

 

Was your first kiss worth writing a song about?

I suck at kissing and I have always sucked as a songwriter... “no grace when sucking face” would have to be the title.

 

At what point were you particularly happy?

The day I found painting.

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No regrets allowed, but there must have been one?

I sometimes give away things that have been very important to me.. For example, just the other day I thought fondly of my record collection that I gave to a few friends.

 

What trait do your friends have in common?

They all tolerate me.

 

If you had to evacuate your home/ studio, what's the one thing you would grab?

My dog.

 

Greatest love of your life?

My soon to be wife, Kym.

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What is your favorite vice?

Painting.

 

When you blow out the birthday candles, what do you wish for?

I wish that my everyday weather was suitable for cycling.

 

If you could play a character from a favorite film or TV show for a day who would it be?

Toss up...Alan Partridge on I'm Alan Partridge or Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

Do you ever lie?

How did I answer the last time?

 

Do you think viewers understand the intent of your work?

I think that when people describe my work with the excitement and enthusiasm of their own experience then they understand my intent. I love when people speak genuinely.

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What virtue can you do without?

Orderliness.

 

Do you even notice when you're swearing?

Yes, and I choose my words wisely.

 

What has been your proudest moment?

That moment continues to change every time I realize I have fulfillment in my life. I hope that only one moment won't define me.

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What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered as an artist, a friend, and a husband.

 

How would you prefer to die?

Something quick yet brutal, horror movie style!

 

 

Anthony Pontius’ exhibition the caped cobra and his merry band of riders runs: April 9th -April 30th, 2010

 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 9th, 2010 7-10pm with artist in attendance

 

And make sure to go to their NEW ADDRESS:

Thinkspace

6009 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

Wed-Sat 1-6PM

www.thinkspacegallery.com

 

 

 

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