July 1, 2016

Interview with Larry Caveney

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…

Larry Caveney Painting

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.

 

Larry Caveney in Studio

Larry Caveney in Studio

Sparks: What advise would you give aspiring artists?
Caveney: Make art and understand business.

Sparks: Did you have a mentor?
Caveney: Kevin Hogan.

 

Larry Caveney at "Super Freaks" opening

Larry Caveney at “Super Freaks” opening

 

 

 

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.
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