Larry Caveney’s solo show, “Super Freaks” is currently on view at Sparks Gallery (until August 21, 2016). Caveney offers an insight into his art in a recent interview with the gallery.
Please also join us at Sparks Gallery on August 12th at 6pm for a more in-depth Artist Talk with Larry Caveney. Details at https://sparksgallery.com/events/an-evening-with-artist-larry-caveney
Sparks Gallery: What inspired you to become an artist?
Caveney: Comic books, de Vinci…
Sparks: How did you decide on your signature style?
Caveney: I like chance, that takes place in painting.
Sparks: As a painter, sculptor, and performance artist, what creative outlet challenges you the most?
Caveney: Depends what I’m currently into; now it’s painting and also working on rock n roll videos…
Sparks: How long have you painted comic book heroes? Why are they so meaningful?
Caveney: I’ve read comic books since I was 10 yrs old. Now I don’t read them, but do enjoy the current comic movies. I think they are silly because of them taking themselves so seriously. I enjoy deflating them.
Sparks: What artists/artworks made a lasting impact on your work?
Caveney: Basquiat, Bacon, Pollock, Bueys.
Sparks: What advise would you give aspiring artists?
Caveney: Make art and understand business.
Sparks: Did you have a mentor?
Caveney: Kevin Hogan.
Sparks: How would you encourage prospective art collectors?
Caveney: I like to get to know them personally, invite them to the studio for cocktails.
Sparks: Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
Caveney: I buy obscure vinyls…
Sparks: What would you consider a hidden San Diego treasure?
Caveney: Reruns of Heull Houzer.