Back Talk with Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 09 Sep 2010
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One reason you make art:

 

I don't really have a good answer for that, but I guess that's sort of why. I think the things that I make have a lot to do with the search for meaning in things and a sort of fascination with that process in art and every day life. I'm not really sure what it is exactly that drives me to make things, I just know that it is something I have to do. Sometimes my reason for making something is just that fact that I can't really think of a reason why I should be making it; I enjoy the pointlessness of it sometimes.

 

 

The last good movie you saw:

 

Three Days Of The Condor.

 

 

Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to:

 

Go to Paris.

 

 

Favorite country or city visited:

 

Mexico.

 

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A few words that sum up your philosophy on life:

 

I don't know.

 

 

Something you want the world to know about you:

 

As long as they're curious that's good enough for me.

 

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Something that annoys or frustrates you about people:

 

I don't know, people confuse me.

 

 

Something that concerns you:

 

What to eat.

 

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Artists you admire:

 

I just like that there are people out there making anything at all. I admire pretty much any one who makes something.

 

 

Favorite quote(s):

 

I over heard a woman on the street today say "All these people are crazy!"

 

 

The first record or CD you ever bought? The last album you downloaded?

 

Dancing On The Ceiling- Lionel Richie.

Rich Kid Blues- Marianne Faithfull.

 

 

Something you do when you’re procrastinating?

 

I stare out the window usually, but right now I'm answering these questions.

 

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What is your most defining characteristic?

 

I couldn’t tell you, I think that's a better question for someone else.

 

 

What is your greatest fear?

 

That it's all pointless.

 

 

The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:

 

I've always liked to make things.

 

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Your greatest quality:

 

See number 13.

 

 

Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself:

 

I've always wished I was one of those people who can be comfortable in any situation. Most situations I find myself in make me uncomfortable.

 

 

What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and was it worth it?

 

Getting out of bed this morning. I'm not sure yet.

 

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Something you wish you had known five years ago:

 

All the scores for major sporting events.

 

 

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years of your life?

 

I would like to be in a place where I feel content and happy with the way things are going.

 

 

 

More on the artist at www.richardcolmanart.com

 

Portrait of Richard Colman by Randy Dodson

 

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