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  • tony south

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College / University
College for Creative Studies
Program / Degree
Crafts/Fine Art
Member type
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
I am...
surprised that the "type" of art one can choose for a profile does not include "functional." Arts & Crafts Movement? Richard Notkin? Grayson Perry? We're fine artists, too.

Other than that, I am... a punk adult with a short attention span and a crazy-busy mind; only a clone would get it all out in physical form. I want life to be exciting all the time and usually get just that.

I'm proud of my city, as we turn the Rust Belt into the new haven for up and coming art talent. If you've never been to Detroit, put down the newspaper and hush up about it. It doesn't look like a sanitized mall. It has soul and spirit, and I love it. It inspires me.

I'm also a proud mom & wife and all that society stuff.
About my artwork
My work is mostly functional (hence the displeasure at not having a box to tick for it). I make art for every day use, though in exasperation I find my clients putting the pieces up on high shelves. I enjoy porcelain very much, and make a lot of crazy stuff out of it.

I also draw and paint. When my clone shows up.
Artists I like
Richard Notkin and Grayson Perry, obviously. Masters of modern ceramic.

Painters: Tony South. Inka Essenhigh. Matt Gordon. Andy Warhol and his Pop Art contemporaries. Dan Lydersen. Jonathan Frank. Alex Lucas. Hi-Fructose or Juxtapoz magazine features seem to catch my attention. I like the live ones these days more than the ones I've seen a thousand times - art school gives you too much Renaissance and whatnot.
Art. Dry books. Drinking & smoking and getting into trouble. Jogging and working out.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
I try to make time to leave the studio and see current exhibitions, but it's hard when you're making work. MANY are good at the moment, as I see in my favorite art mags when I'm in "down time." I enjoy exhibitions that present diverse artists who think with a slant.

"Showstopper" from Date Farmers at Ace Gallery in LA looked fabulous.
Centre of the artworld:
my studio, nowhere and everywhere

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At 20:00 on April 20, 2011, ARTStap International said…


We at STUDENTS International Magazine for the Contemporary arts would like to invite you to join us at THE PAD - Hope to see you there :)






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