Back Talk with Basco VaskoJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 04 Aug 2010
One reason you make art:
I paint and I don’t need a reason.
The last good movie you saw:
Toy Story 3.
Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to:
Ride a horse.
Favorite country or city visited:
A few words that sum up your philosophy on life:
If it is silly to do it is also silly not to.
Something you want the world to know about you:
I’m doing my best.
Something that annoys or frustrates you about people:
People that are not polite.
Something that concerns you:
Our current government. I mean our current Chilean government.
Artists you admire:
Any that cares more about his work than his career.
True hope is only possible in moments of total despair.
The first record or CD you ever bought? The last album you downloaded?
Boy George, I was eight and The Crying Game was my favorite song, and the last album... well, I don’t even have a computer.
Something you do when you’re procrastinating?
I don’t know what procrastinating means.
What is your most defining characteristic?
I don’t know. This is a weird question...
What is your greatest fear?
Being sick, like cancer or something. I don’t even have insurance.
The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:
Your greatest quality:
This question makes me feel I was in a beauty contest.
Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself:
Better memory! For sure.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and was it worth it?
I don’t think I have taken my biggest risk yet.
Something you wish you had known five years ago:
I can’t think of anything I wish I had known five years ago.
What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years of your life?
I don’t think in terms of ‘accomplish’ or words like that. I hope I don’t get sick during the next five years.
Portrait of the artist by Paloma Palomino.