Mitch O’Connell calls himself the “World’s Best Artist” so how couldn’t I ask? I’ve known Mitch since he came into my gallery ‘Goat’ and dropped off one of his books to be sold, it was after that when I noticed just how hard he worked at making it as an artist, he was an example thru action of just what it took to make the rent as an artist… No matter the talent, you must push and work and push some
More… sort of cruel and unfair that someone with as much vision and talent as match would have to work so hard to make it… or maybe it’s deep seated issues.
Mitch’s blog is worth the time to check out, very addictive… http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/
What is underground art?
Art that might have been non-mainstream 50 years ago. Those days are over. Everything is mainstream.
Are there rules or a set of ethics to the underground?
No. If you’re good enough, you’ll transcend any rules that someone has made because they have too much free time.
What is selling out?
I have no idea. Going against a direction that’s important to you for financial reward might be what the saying means? I think of it as a good thing. Being popular/having folks enjoy your art SHOULD bring you some cash money.
Can underground go above ground and still be underground?
It’s all the same.
Have you ever sold out?
Every chance possible.
Is it possible to steal an idea?
Your biggest artistic regret?
Not being better – but I’m trying!
Your biggest artistic inspiration?
What is dangerous art?
Heavy paintings that aren’t properly hung (I’m sure I’m the hundredth person to get to that joke).
Bonus question… nature or nurture?
Nature plus Nurture.